Happy Easter & Happy Holidays!
Here in Lebanon, we are celebrating this week the Catholic Easter, the Maronite and Catholic Church celebrate it the same (since the Maronites follow the Catholic Church).
The Orthodox Church celebrate it the next week, there’s always one week between the two celebrations, and every few years we celebrate together (pure coincidence).
They couldn’t unify it because there are lot of stubbornness and hidden schedules and interests. Will not start the rant now 🙂
I’m not intending to write a religious post, I just want to wish the people who are celebrating Easter this week a very Happy Easter and hope you will enjoy the holidays and the family gatherings!
I’m also celebrating Easter this week, for me the celebration is not as it used to be after many things have changed inside but of course it’s something I keep to myself, I enjoy my family presence, I respect them, their beliefs and all my friends beliefs as well, I enjoy my mother’s Kaak and Maamoul that she will prepare despite her arm’s pain which I bow in front of her devotion and sacrifice always.
My sweet colleague brings me every year her homemade Maamoul so I can taste before the holidays. Oh they seem so delicious. 😀
Maamoul fillings can include dates, walnuts, pistachio, I only eat dates, but I taste the others also no problem at all! The Kaak has no fillings and it’s my favorite beside the Maamoul dates. R.I.P Diet 😀
My best friends will be visiting on Saturday to spend the day and celebrate with us. So again we will tap eggs and have fun. Oh yes my Muslim friends 🙂 even though I so hate to call people by their religion but there’s a good reason I am mentioning this (my community knows what I’m talking about).
There’s a good reason because 90% of my extended family are fanatics and retarded! I wonder what’s the Christ’s opinion regarding this matter? Except, we know very well what’s his opinion! (Sorry I couldn’t help it) 🙂
I still enjoy coloring eggs even though it’s a mess especially when I want to draw on them! Not my strong point definitely 😀
The official Easter holiday in Lebanon is tomorrow the Good Friday and Monday as well. I don’t work on Saturdays anyway gladly.
Our weekend here is: Saturday – Sunday. Some people work Saturday half-day and some don’t.
Therefore, I might be away and not active as usually but I will try to catch up for sure.
Happy Easter to you all and wish you’ll enjoy it just the way you want!
Huguette Antoun – April 18th 2019