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Easter! Overrated

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bellalou1234 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:23:02

Is it me or are people making more of Easter this year?

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 12:25:33

There does seem to be more Easter tat to buy that's for sure. In this house we just have a few Easter eggs.

For some it's like Christmas #2 with an Easter tree, a roast Turkey and Easter crackers. To go with their Easter bunting. grin I don't know anyone in RL who does that though thankfully.

kissmethere Sun 16-Apr-17 12:26:37

Not that I've noticed. I suppose I've seen extra buying like turning it in to a mini Christmas gift wise which I think is ridiculous.
We have always done, eggs, church and dinner with family on Easter Sunday.

PlayingGrownUp Sun 16-Apr-17 12:27:33

My dad makes a leg of lamb dinner with all the trimmings - mainly because it's my favourite and my birthday this year

PinkHeat2oI7 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:29:02

We just do what we have always done


Bunny shaped pancakes for breakfast

Champagne & roast lamb with all the trimmings tonight

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 12:29:56

We have never done the Easter Bunny/Egg Hunt thing. I was never on board with all that.

UncontrolledImmigrant Sun 16-Apr-17 12:32:37

I don't know what non believers do, but for Christians it is the most important day in the liturgical year, so naturally it is a big deal, and always has been since they began celebrating it

Does it take anything away from you if others do things differently to you? Does it compel you to change in some way?

Why begrudge anyone?

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 12:33:56

Yes, I believe people should do what they like. We are quite happy doing our own Easter thing as we have always done.

Titsywoo Sun 16-Apr-17 12:35:20

I haven't noticed anything different among the people I know. Seems the same to me. Apart from on here where everyone keeps going on about gifts and decorations. Haven't seen it in real life though!

BarbaraofSeville Sun 16-Apr-17 12:39:09

It's probably the shops trying to encourage people to make more of Easter. More tat sold = more profit.

Camomila Sun 16-Apr-17 12:39:53

I really like it, it's like a more chilled Christmas here. We're catholic though.
We're at my parents and have got a big roast, a Colomba (traditional Italian cake) and chocolate eggs. A few vases of flowers for decorations and we'll be doing an eastern egg hunt in the garden before lunch.

And we missed church this year because no one thought 12month old DS would make it through the extra long service bad catholic

YellowRoss Sun 16-Apr-17 12:40:03

I'm with Uncontrolled** it's the most important holiday, more important than Christmas in many ways for Christian's. We have always made a big deal of it and we always had an Easter tree as kids! (A big branch with eggs hanging from it).

Roast dinner, chocolate eggs, Easter egg hunts, egg painting, egg rolling.

I love Easter.

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 12:40:12

Waitrose had the full range of Easter decorations including crackers.

RiversrunWoodville Sun 16-Apr-17 12:48:16

Ooh Easter crackers if my dd1 had spotted those she would have been over the moon! We do an Easter egg hunt (actually ended up with 2 this year as dds had friends around yesterday so did one for them all then and then the Easter bunny tends to leave small plastic eggs filled with non edible things and one Easter egg for them to find) and then are having a dinner later with my mum and dad. We always manage to take Monday and Tuesday off and either go away for a couple of nights or like this year do days out which isn't easy in farming

Sparklingbrook Sun 16-Apr-17 12:50:33


NoelHeadbands Sun 16-Apr-17 12:51:41

Nice food, chocolate and Fri, Mon & Tue off work for us.

I think it's underrated!

user1491572121 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:52:33

I love Easter and I have had an Easter tree for years and years. WAY before it was fashionable...I love all the German decorations and the nice food too. Nothing wrong with making much of a day. It brightens things up!

bellalou1234 Sun 16-Apr-17 12:54:23

I really feel like shops and things would like to make it like Christmas, I remember being little and maybe getting a spring outfit a small egg and going to by nanas for a roast, suppose it's the media time we live in, and a chocolate egg doesn't seem a treat

Spikeyball Sun 16-Apr-17 12:58:58

It's a normal weekend for us except for dh having 2 extra days off work.

NoelHeadbands Sun 16-Apr-17 13:00:50

Well yeah, things change that's just the way of the world.

100 years before, your new outfit, chocolate and roast dinner would probably have been seen by some as outrageous spending grin

Doesn't mean we're all going to hell in a handcart

Spikeyball Sun 16-Apr-17 13:00:58

Although we avoid some of the places we usually go to due to them being busier with egg hunts.

bellalou1234 Sun 16-Apr-17 13:06:33

I suppose I now work shifts so don't feel like I get that lovely feeling of breaking up for 4 days xx

PurpleDaisies Sun 16-Apr-17 13:08:17

It's a big deal for us as Christians but we haven't gone in for any of the bunnies, decorated eggs etc. Just a trip to church (packed out) and a family meal here, plus a few Easter eggs of course.

Davros Sun 16-Apr-17 13:12:47

Bugger! Wish I'd seen some Easter crackers. Never heard of these or Easter trees before

IhatchedaSnorlax Sun 16-Apr-17 13:21:23

I love Easter - trip to church, followed by an Easter egg hunt, egg & spoon races & a family lunch & watching family tv. It does have a Christmas feel but without the presents - love it!

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