Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

Ariel's explanation of Easter in Germany to Andre

In Germany the Easter tradition is everything is shut on Friday and Monday but open on Saturday and Sunday. We're having Falsches Hasen today for Mittags which translates to fake rabbit. I really hope it is. Whatever it is, it is served in a meatloaf style. They decorate little bushes with eggs and usually the all have to do intense home cleaning to prepare for Easter. The kids do Easter egg hunts and I think sometimes they get baskets left outside of their doors filled with yummy treats. A lot of people celebrate Easter but don't believe in God. They don't seem to recognize that their whole lives revolve around Jesus Christ. Why do they clean before Easter? Who made us clean? Why do they have work off Friday? The strange thing is, on Sunday things are open this past weekend when normally nothing is open on Sunday. No one seems to be able to tell us why they celebrate Easter Monday. Someone said it was to be like America? I'm not sure.

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