Who Cares About Easter Anyway?

“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.” – Bart Simpson

“So what happened on Easter Sunday anyway?”

So asked my son Sam over the weekend.

At his age, Easter was drilled into me as a 13 year old Irish Catholic boy and I’m now wondering what exactly do they teach when it comes to religion in his school… 🙂

Truth be told, Easter was a week I dreaded at Sam’s age.

At it’s worst we had to go to mass/church every day for 7 days. Throw in altar boy requirements and it was a week like no other. Loooooonnnnnnnnng, slow and tedious.

Clearly, and thankfully times have changed.

But on one level it almost seems a pity that for many Easter has lost the symbolism that it has at it’s core.