Monday, April 09, 2012

Our Un-Easter

Easter was a little neglected this year. It fell on the Sunday we went back to work/school after Spring Break, so we all stumbled through the day a little bleary-eyed and disoriented. I exchanged a few half-hearted "Happy Easter" greetings to co-workers. I think those of us who are Christian felt a bit wistful for a Sabbath day off on Easter. But that's ok. We live in a Muslim country without a significant indigenous Christian population. I get it. I absolutely don't expect to have "my" holidays accommodated for. I just wish I would have prepared a little better so Jeremy and I could have decisively told our kids that we were going to celebrate Easter on one particular day (say, Friday or Saturday) instead of stretching it out all piecemeal-like.

Still, it's kind of nice to be having a whole Easter week. And it's not even entirely illegitimate because Orthodox Easter falls on April 15th. I got to exchange a Христос воскрес/Воистину воскрес with a Russian mom at Miriam's ballet class yesterday. That was nice.

I guess what I'm saying is that it didn't really feel like Easter this year. But it also kind of did. Just in a different way.

Happy Easter! Christ is risen. Truly, He is risen.


Suzanne Bubnash said...

Thanks for the video post.

Shari said...

Easter sneaked up on us, so we only made a half-hearted effort on Sunday as well. I'm just glad we have the Russian Orthodox Easter to make things up to our kids.


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