Sunday, April 8, 2012

Missing Eggs

It's always around the holidays that I realize just how much of American culture I never noticed or took for granted.

Today there's not big Easter meal here. I'm not cooking one because the whole concept gets lost in translation. There's no egg hunt, at least not that I'm aware of. We have glow in the dark eggs in the house to hide but we were going to do that last year and everyone was too busy so it didn't really happen. So I'm not planning on trying to hide any. I haven't found egg dye either and I'm just not motivated enough to mix up my own using natural ingredients. As far as I know there's nothing going on around here for Easter.

There was a march on Friday from one of the local Christian churches. Traffic was blocked on one of the main roads as they walked through the street with signs but that's about it.

I'm thinking I need to go find some chocolate. I sure do miss those tiny little chocolate eggs today. So plain and simple but so good on Easter lol. Hope your Easter celebrations are going well and that you look as beautiful/handsome in your Easter wear as you hoped you would.



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6 comments:

  1. Anishka GlamdringApril 8, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    Hosanna indeed! Happy Easter Kristy. I have enjoyed your blog and your realist "reporting" on everyday life there. I hope your trip back to the States will refresh and revive you!

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  2. Thank you! I'm quite confident that going home will be just the break I need. I get to celebrate the 4th of July with my family. It's going to be amazing.

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  3. I've never been big on easter so I don't miss it as much, the only thing I miss are the chocolate eggs and bunnies from home.
    As far as I know Easter around here is purely religious, Christians go to church and that is about it, the secular activities associated with it aren't there in India that I saw.

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  4. I noticed that too. I saw a march going on for Passover and one of my friends had a big dinner for Easter (she's not in Amritsar though). I don't mind the non-commercialization at all but I do miss having a big Easter ham and spending the time with family. I hated Easter church services in the US. Always a ton of people showing up and instead of a normal sermon we got hell fire and damnation stuff.

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  5.  I've never been religious so going to Church has never really been associated with Easter, the only time I got to assist to a Good Friday service was the time I was actually part of it, because the village in whcih my folk's choir was had been picked by the Swiss national TV to be the place where the Church service would be broadcasted live on Good Friday, so I got to listen to the whole service...4 times!!!!!! With all the reharsals and warm up, and final position and light check and back up taping of the service in case something would go bad on D-day...I had my dose of hell and fire sermon to last a life time in just 2 days :)

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  6. Lol, yeah it doesn't take much hellfire and brimstone to have enough for life. I've always had difficulty dealing with yelling and such and I remember as a child how difficult it was for me when we had to be in service and the preacher would get carried away like that. It must have scarred me for life.

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