Greetings esteemed friends, hope you are having a fantastic holiday? And hope you are making some fun memories, too?
This year’s Easter holiday was remarkably interesting for me, not the usual, but an intriguing adventure and funfair, I was out and about with some very special people in my life. It was indeed a happy holiday. We had a superb Easter lunch and a movie night, it was a day well spent. Even so, I couldn’t help but reminisce Easter celebrations at my parent’s.
Easter: the commemoration of the mission, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; the Forty days fasting and prayers and the festivities of the day meant more than just a religious ritual to me. It gave me some of my fondest childhood memories, it was an amazing season of jollification, ushering a new beginning which culminates the litany of the Holy week activities.
Growing up with my siblings, some of our cherished moments were created at ceremonies such as: Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgivings, Easter etc. Following our parents admonition, we usually have a silently renewed pact to be more tolerant and courteous to one another at Easter. Every wrong was forgiven, forgotten and the business of loving, dotting and caring for one another is renewed and this made Easter celebration stand out from other celebrations.
The holy week church activities preceding the day, Easter eve cookings and special treats, entertainment of neighbours, friends and guests; music, dining and winning and my dad’s historical tales; all kept us busy and happy (sweet memories indeed!). It was a time most of us intentionally threw all caution of staying in shape to the wind as none seemed to care about fats or calories. But for few exceptions, I chewed and gulped at everything that was served at the table.
Eating, drinking, dancing, catching up, games, modeling, talent shows, silly outbursts and schemes were the order of the festivity. Oh! it was a time I always looked forward to. But for recent years, no one ever missed coming back home for these holidays. Growing up does some tricks…
However, after the funfair comes the dreaded aftermath of cleaning and putting stuffs away, one not many find pleasant. Some how, I always get recruited into this special service providers category who get to partake in mama’s reserved blessings and praises every year, it was indeed a great opportunity to hear and share in some of her rare wisdom nuggets.
Even though it’s been a while since I have had the privilege of this experience, the memories of the past came alive and I know this is one wonderful family tradition I will be keeping; Christmas on my mind already.
As usual, I am expecting some fried chicken, peppered goat meat and drinks anytime soon, mum always made sure that the absentees get a good taste of the festive merriments.
By the way, hope you all had a fun filled holiday? Where you with family and friends?
May the blessings of Easter be upon you and your household. Do have a great 2022 Easter holiday and beyond!
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