Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a happy Easter! I didn't spend it with my family because I don't have that possibility, as you can imagine. However, I've always been a little bit confused with this celebration.

Yeah, sure I have seen rabbit stuff and colored eggs everywhere for the last few weeks... And I even remember coloring eggs at school back in Spain, even though it's much more of a tradition over here. But why all that? Well, I'm always kind of precocious when talking about religious things, because I don't have much knowledge on that, and I wouldn't want to offend anyone! However, here's what I'm reading about it. I found a very interesting article by Mary Fairchild that says:
"On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.
Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus."

You can read the whole article here. There's more information about how the dates work, since it varies every year.

I haven't really celebrated it for the past years, because I have either been working on that exact Sunday or out my country. However, I do remember what we do where I live. Very sweet memories. My Godparents would come and give me an Easter "Mona". Which is a little sculpture or model made of chocolate. The traditional ones were just a cake with hard boiled eggs. However, it has become a tradition now that it includes the chocolate figure on it. See some examples:

That's the traditional one
Some bakeries get really creative!

And, of course, the best sellers in Catalonia are the Barça soccer team ones!
And if you're interested in this delicious tradition, you can get more information here: link.

Again, I hope you had a happy one! See you soon!

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