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How do you/your family observe the Easter Holiday? What are some of yours and your families traditions? Including your menu for dinner.

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      UK Girl wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • We have Simnel Cake  

      Simnel Cake is traditionally eaten on Easter Day and in the olden Mediaeval days of the 17th century female servants would bake this fruit rich Easter cake to take home on their rare visits home to their mother’s on Mothering Sunday which was the fourth Sunday during the Lent period.
      A myth as to the origins of the Simnel Cake is that Lambert Simnel who was a false claimant in 1487 to the Throne of England when King Henry VII ruled. Lambert Simnel was only 10 years old and the King knew he was being used by others as a pretender so pardoned him and employed him as a spit-turner in the Royal kitchens. The legend of the Simnel Cake has it that this is when Lambert Simnel devised the recipe for Simnel cake. This seems to be an urban myth and Simnel then went on to become a royal falconer and died in 1534.




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      Moodydee wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • I have read material that states Jesus and the Disciples never celebrated Easter and that it was a holiday of the Pagan Roman Empire.  It is not a biblical holy/holiday of God...I won’t be celebrating that anymore.




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      Termite wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • We have our families over to our house for a big breakfast. Then we all go to my inlaws for dinner. It’s great that both our families get along and we can spend the holidays with all of those that we love together.




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      3sa wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • For me and my house Easter serves as a day of remembrance and rejoicing over the Resurrection of Christ.  Yes many of the traditions and symbols of Easter are actually based on pagan traditions and symbols. Since Easter took place during the spring, it competed with pagan celebrations of the arrival of spring and renewal of life.  Over the years the two have blended together and actually became ONE holiday...so what...LOL

      We still celebrate it as the Resurrection of Christ. However, I’m guilty of making my grandbaby a Easter Basket, I couldn’t resist!!!!!!




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      Stephanie Lawrence wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • We usually get up and go to Church that morning, then I give my niece(who is 17) a gigantic Easter basket. Then we just sit around and watch t.v. or play board games. The menu is usually ham, homemade mac & cheese, potato salad, vegetables and dessert.




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      Moodydee wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • What a cutie I would have made her one to!!!!




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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • No real traditions here.  So many years I am stuck working.  I never got into doing Easter baskets and the whole bunny and egg routine with my kids.  I always felt that took away from the real meaning of Easter.  And besides, their other grandmother went so overboard with candy and eggs and all, there was no need for more!

      Ideally, I’d go to sunrise services at church and then have a nice brunch or dinner for my family.  This year we will be having a Saturday night get together to accomadate the kids who have to travel.




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      Smiley1962 wrote Apr 7, 2009
    • We always go to church for Easter Vigil on Saturday night.  I love that cermony, that is how I became Catholic.  Then Easter morning we go to my mother-in-laws house around 9:00 am.  We have homemade bread, this certain kind of sausage from the deli, horse radish, and ham.  Then I make dinner for my parents. We always have polish sausage and kraut, and we are having ham casserole (my mother-in-laws receipe), and fried chicken this year.




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