Growing up, I never really understood why we took Easter so seriously. The day before, my parents were always in a rush to get tons of food prepared and were always talking about the influx of people who would be showing up the next day. I just thought that it was a regular Sunday.
In school, our teachers taught us about how the Easter bunny would come and deliver eggs to us. I was skeptical because I felt that the day had a more significant meaning behind it.
I learned that the Friday before Easter was the day that Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried. He rose again from the dead on the day known as Easter Sunday.
In my eyes, Easter celebration is significant because it helps us reflect on all Jesus Christ has done for our salvation. It is a time of renewal and new beginnings because it is celebrated in the season of spring.
It is also a time to spend time with your family and appreciate all that they have done for you.
Easter is held on a Sunday, which is a non-working day in other countries. I know that my family, being that we are Christians, takes the holiday very seriously. Other families may not take it as seriously as we do because of their religion or maybe they are just unfamiliar with the reason behind Easter. I believe the awareness of Easter should be stressed more.
Young children often get the wrong perception of Easter. Many children do not get a chance to celebrate Easter because their families do not celebrate it.
I believe Easter should be celebrated worldwide, regardless of religion, because it not only can be a time for family, but it can also be a time for self-renewal.
Maybe all families celebrate it and really don’t know the reason behind the celebration. You can take this day as a reason to wash away all of your negativity and appreciate yourself, your life and others.
Some look at this day as a really significant day because of its religious background. I really love the family and food, but I really love the religious and symbolic reason behind the Easter holiday. That is one of the reasons my family and I celebrate Easter.
Jeremy Andrus is a sophomore mass communication major from Opelousas.