The theme of Easter is definitely around this weekend, I’m sure for a handful of people it’s for the four-day weekend they’re getting too. Other’s, probably the chocolate. Who doesn’t love an excuse to love chocolate? But the reason it should be, is religion.
Like Christmas, Easter is a religious event. Sadly though, I feel the real meaning to this might be lost. I’m not religious myself1 but from what I’ve understood Easter was about the death and resurrection of Jesus and we celebrate it with an egg to symbolise new life. I’m not too sure where the chocolate side of came things in, a treat of some kind though I’m sure.
But getting back to my point, has this meaning been lost? The talks about Easter are always about Easter Eggs and chocolate, the TV channels are full with family films (primarily because the kids are off and it’s difficult to keep them occupied). There’s even families who go on holiday across this time. I’m not saying that should change the way they do things at all, just trying to emphesise my point about the real meaning being lost.
Perhaps it’s a generation causing this, as mentioned previously religion (sadly) seems to becoming “less common” for the reasons that this generation is technology driven. But I won’t repeat what I’ve previously said. Instead just ask you. Do you think Easter has/is lost/losing it’s meaning?
1I am not religious and this could be wrong. No offence was meant to any religion in this post.
I’ve posted about Bank Holiday’s, Easter, Sundays, I forgot about mother’s day until after I posted Water and Milk – whoops! But remembered to post about Valentines Day and Christmas Day. So I decided to post about Father’s day!
Now every year I forget about Father’s day and yes, admittedly I did forget (again) to send a card this year, which is kind of funny as I was reminded by him, and I even visited and online card shop! Perhaps this blog will satisfy my dad.
So where do I begin with father’s day? Well, I find it difficult to post about, perhaps for many reasons, I cannot remember the last time I “celebrated” father’s day to know what to do and I am not a father to know what a father would want! So I’m going to guess it all. I’m also aware Money is something I need to take into consideration here too, seeing as chances are you’re unemployed, because you’re a child – but I might be wrong in some cases.
Here’s what I’m suggesting for father’s day, if you live with you dad, then take it easy on him, parents have stressful lives. Just do the odd small gesture, which although may seem nothing to you, might just mean a lot for your dad, such as making him a cup of tea or coffee, out of the blue perhaps. Small pieces of housework such as picking items up off the floor (although, sexist as it may seem, this appears something which applies more to mother’s day).
If you’re father is out at work, attempt to surprise him, ask your mother, or siblings, or anyone you can (if needed) for help and cook him a surprise dinner, taking into consideration what time he may finish. If he’s finishing late, too late to eat, or too late for you to stay up, then perhaps make him something sweet, such as a cake, or biscuits etc.
For those who do not live with your father, but live in the same town, you can go over and see him, even if it’s just to say hello, as I said above, those small gesture’s which may not mean a lot to you, may mean a lot to him. Whilst you’re over there you could make him the drink instead of the other way round. Perhaps you could also take a card over if you have not done so already.
Now those who do not live with their father and do not live in the same town as your father may find yourself slightly “stuck” as to what to do, because fair play, you cannot do much, it’s not as if you can pop over and see him. But what you can do, is give him a phone call, wish him happy fathers day, ask him how he is. As I keep saying, those small gestures might just mean a lot to your father. Perhaps next year you could arrange surprise with a friend of his, or some neighbours for a surprise father’s day present.
So those are some idea’s in which you could do for father’s day, whether he lives with you, in the same town and you, or not. Happy Father’s Day to all of that dad’s out there!
I stumbled across this video whilst trying find a Father’s Day Song. The song is called “You Can Let Go” by Crystal Shawanda.
Are you sick of them yet? I know I am. Why? There is simply far too many of them this month, 4-day weekend last week, another 4-day weekend this week.
We don’t need all these bank holiday’s, at least not so close together, I think I must have been into my College 4 days this whole April, 4 days! I now have 5 weeks remaining to complete 3 units, yet, there’s still more bank holidays to come during that time period! It’s ridiculously stupid. Beyond stupid!
You hear it day in day out, nobody has any money, were all in debt blah blah blah, so why pay for the Royal’s wedding, why have so many bank holidays?! You either work a bank holiday, or you don’t, and if you don’t you attempt to do something, perhaps a family day out, the zoo or something? Yeah, that’s nice, we’ve had lovely weather for it too, let’s go to the zoo. Oh wait, we can’t, it’s a bank holiday, it’s closed, or it’s excessively busy, heck, perhaps they’ve upped the price by 70% to get more money from you, the customer, you know, some more of that money you don’t have.
So you’re working a bank holiday, nobody else wants too, you’ve been offered. Yeah, great, I receive bank holiday pay, more money! More of they thing nobody has. But then wait, that’s two weekends in a row you’ve had to leave your family. Well that’s not good, aren’t bank holiday supposed to give people a break here? So why are people working? But then, if people don’t work, people have nowhere to go, it’s a lose-lose situation.
I’ve an idea, let’s cancel bank holiday’s, we don’t need them, I mean, we don’t really need them do we. Oh, we do? Why? Christmas? Yeah, I guess that’s a nice time to have off, perhaps Easter too, yeah okay, we’ll have about 4 bank holiday’s a year. But May’s a warm month, we don’t need to give people Monday’s off a dub it “May-Day”, do we? What need is there for that, just do exactly what Kevin suggested, let people take they day’s off when they want to as an extra holiday for themselves, at least that way public places (such as Zoo’s) are less busy, more enjoyable for everyone.
Yeah, I had a good old rant today, why? Simply because that’s what us British are known for, moaning and complaining (stereotyping there!), as for the Royal Wedding, will I be watching? I have no idea, it’s on BBC One (HD), ITV1 (HD), Sky News, YouTube, there’s no escape from the thing, I can’t even go into College to get away from it, they made it a bank holiday so I could have the day off – It’s like they’re forcing me to watch it!
It wasn’t until after I posted yesterday and checked my social network feeds that it was Easter Sunday, what a thing to forget eh? I guess it’s like forgetting Christmas, except that’s the same date every year, whereas Easter is the same day(s). I thought, seeing as today is Easter Monday I would write a little bit about Easter, which will then lead into a two-parter to be concluded on Wednesday.
Yesterday (Sunday) I saw a quite a few people complain about how Easter was
shit, rubbish, or a “rubbish excuse for a holiday”. I thought to myself, is it really “just an excuse” or has it lost it’s meaning over the years? Do we see Easter now as a time for buying people chocolate eggs, or the death resurrection of Jesus? Is all the technology we have in our life now, smartphones, tablets, laptops, pushing us away from Religious events (such as Christmas and Easter) towards a more scientific approach to life, or are our “youngsters” not being taught enough about Religion? I know Religion was cancelled as an option at my school because not enough people chose it in their final years.
So let me know your opinions on the subject to be concluded on Wednesday.
What're your views on Religion?
- Religion is dying out (67%, 2 Votes)
- Kid's are not taught enough about Religion (33%, 1 Votes)
- Religion is still a strong belief (0%, 0 Votes)
- Other (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 3
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