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.