Today is Good Friday, and whether you are Catholic, Jewish, or religious at all, you most likely have the day of school or work off to honor the beginning of the holiday weekend. If you do not even know what I am talking about, just walk into a Walgreens to be reminded of the coming festivities. Oh yeah, Cadbury Eggs!
Easter is of the holiest religious holidays for Catholics, and while I do not intend to profess my faith or preach here today, I have to say that Easter is indeed an interesting holiday, especially for the Eastern world. Sadly, I do find that religious holidays here in America are infected with the plague of big business greed and commercial brainwashing all of which take precedent over a holiday that is cherished by tens of millions throughout the globe.
When I was a little girl, my parents would dress myself and sisters up in frilly floral dresses from JCPenney (my memory is crystal clear, mom!) and we would always attend Easter Sunday church. The schedule was as follows: wake up super early, run to Easter basket filled with candy and that annoying fake grass that got everywhere, stuff face with chocolate and jelly beans behind mom and dad’s back, go to Church high on sugar, come home to eat all day with family.