Easter is such a fun holiday, though I wish it didn’t fall on a Sunday.
The problem with holidays that fall on a Sunday is that it hinders people from being able to travel and celebrate with their families. It forces people to have to take Monday off of work, and not everyone can do that. It also means kids have to miss school on Monday and not everyone can do that either. For those who have family local, it still puts a damper on the festivities because there is constant time awareness, knowing you have to get the kids home and to bed at a decent hour for school the next day.
I think we should officially move the Easter celebration to Saturday…that way people can travel easier without missing work or school; and the party doesn’t have to stop at any particular time.
We could go straight from Good Friday to Easter without the extra day in between. Now, I know I’ve probably just offended some of my super-duper-religious friends, who feel we should keep the time authentic. Jesus died on Good Friday and rose from the grave on the following Sunday; therefore we should celebrate on the day of His resurrection.
Forgive me…but I don’t think God cares what day on which we celebrate, as long as we recognize the true meaning of Easter and honor He and His Son for the gracious gift of salvation. (Which, honestly, we should be recognizing all year long anyway.)
The way I see it, we’re not re-arranging God’s schedule, just the Easter Bunny’s... and I don't think he cares either. ~