Growing up in the US, I’d never heard of “Easter Monday” but when I moved to Canada, I got to experience this new holiday. Since Easter falls on a Sunday every year, and many businesses do not give a day off for Good Friday, governments all over the world have adopted this holiday, which comes from traditional or Orthodox Christianity.
What does one do on Easter Monday? Egg rolling, visiting friends, enjoying family, having picnics, going to church, all have a part in Easter Monday. Now, although I was a Christian as a little girl (converting to Judaism when I was in my 30s and then to atheism in my 40s), we didn’t have a day off from school or work. It was just another day. But this year, I get to take a day off and enjoy some springtime sunshine (if it’ll stop snowing), and maybe spend an hour in the local pub hoisting a pint.
I wish you all a happy Easter Monday, wherever you are. If you can’t have the day off, you can write a letter to congress extolling the virtues of another federal holiday. Who knows? If there are enough cards and letters… We can wish!
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