OK, lots of lessons about Easter since my last post:
Easter eggs aren't bad, it depends how you think of them. There is the empty tomb concept that I spoke of ; the symbol of new life and the fact that Jewish people eat an egg at the Passover meal (Seder) to symbolise the suffering and oppression in Egypt. Everything else in boiling water becomes soft or disintegrates. But an egg becomes hard, like the Israelites. The more it is boiled, the harder it becomes.
I have also read Nicole talk about a cake that she bakes and serves on Easter Sunday with a cracked, empty Easter egg on top to symbolise that the tomb is empty.
See this post and her blog for some great ideas to create Easter traditions in your home with your family.
Here is another post from Barbara: with some brilliant ideas.
At this stage, I think we will have a meal to symbolise the Passover on Thursday night and to remember the Last Supper. Perhaps some feet washing too.
Friday is for hot cross buns, a quiet day of reflection.
Saturday a day of vigil; in essence a Sabbath.
Sunday a day of celebration:
See here for the markers of the Holy week.