Poll: Celebrating Easter

One of the things I like most about Easter is that it’s a holiday that doesn’t have a lot of prescriptions around what people “should” do to celebrate.

People can have Easter egg hunts, read the story of the last week of Christ’s life, or enjoy a walk.  I’m sure there are other, more creative ways to celebrate Easter, so rather than having a poll today, please comment below. . . What is your favorite way to celebrate Jesus’ Atonement and resurrection?

I’m celebrating Easter today by finishing my Easter talk, which is not my favorite Easter tradition and the other reason for the lack of a poll today.

I plan to dig into a lemon curd and strawberry trifle later today to truly celebrate.

EmilyCC

EmilyCC works for a national non-profit and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her spouse and three children. She is a former editor of Exponent II and a founding blogger at The Exponent.

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6 Responses

  1. EmiG says:

    Starting on Palm Sunday, we read aloud from the New Testament some of the scriptures that correspond with what happened on that day of Holy Week – somewhat abbreviated so we have a chance of getting through it before my youngest loses patience.

    We dye Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny delivers a small basket of goodies and toys for each boy (a book, a new trowel for gardening, bubbles, a windmill) we have an Easter egg hunt. I like to have all that stuff on Saturday to keep the “secular” Easter traditions separate from the more spiritual aspects, but it didn’t work out that way this year. And we go over to my folks’ for Easter dinner. Happy Easter!

  2. Anothermaternityblogger says:

    Dinner at the inlaws. There are no children, and the youngest of the group of family and friends is 26. But will that stop us from having a dark chocolate Easter egg hunt? No, it will not. 🙂

    I also have to go to church early to discuss a calling. The list of callings I’m qualified for or comfortable with is very small. I hope they call me to be a mother in Zion so I can laugh at them.

  3. Mhana says:

    We read some Easter scriptures and ate some chocolate this morning — no kids. I’ve decided that Easter gets to be a second New Year’s for me. The only reason we can truly change is because of the Savior, and what better way to celebrate the Atonement than to look at ourselves and find a way to improve and be more Christlike? My two goals are:
    1) Try to seek Christ’s approval instead of constantly comparing myself to others.
    2) Continue to try to be less judgmental, and work on the attributes Elder Uchtdorf (spelling?) talked about in Conference.

  4. Nate Curtis says:

    I got to watch our kids and try to keep the house as calm as possible while Emily wrote her talk. A talk that was absolutely incredible BTW.

    Not just saying that because I am her spouse, everyone in the ward was blown away. The guy who spoke after her got up and said, “Its not fair to make me follow that talk.” which is a typical intro at church, but this guy really meant it. He also gave a great talk. It was a rewarding Easter Sunday.

    Especially the dessert Emily made. Wow! There is a picture somewhere.

  5. Judy Curtis says:

    I hope the talk is written down so I can read it when I get home.

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