Easter is my least favorite holiday.
Yeah, I said it.
I know what's coming. "BUT JOEY EASTER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE HOLIDAY'S DUE TO YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR DYING ON THE CROSS TO SAVE YOU"
I'm not talking about the "meaning" of each holiday. I went to Catholic school my whole life. I'm well-aware of the importance of Lent, Good Friday, the whole shabang. I'm talking about how we as people have celebrated these holiday's for years and years.
We get into a hearty discussion about holiday's and each ones positives and negatives on Tuesday's Mickstape. I slept on it over night, woke up and thought about it some more, and when I somehow realized during this day-less quarantine that Sunday was in fact Easter, I wanted to make my claim again.
Thank God we don't have to get together for Easter this weekend.
To start, it's an incredibly forced get together. We just had the triple-header of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and for some New Years where you see the same group of people three times in a matter of a little more than a month.
Don't say "well it's a good time to get a family picture" either.
You just did that on Christmas and the only thing that's changed is Dad is wearing a shirt and tie instead of a sweater and we're all outside in weather that is probably too cold but we've made ourselves believe "AH it's APRIL, time to get on out in some fresh air! It's nice. It's really nice. It's so nice!" you use as small talk with the aunt you have nothing in common with and don't have any updates for since, once again, we just did this in January.
I mean, really. What's changing in your life from New Years until the end of March besides you just being so fucking relieved it's not January and February anymore.
Besides the resurrection of Christ, there's no unifying quality about Easter that calls for you to have to get dressed up on a random Sunday in early spring and go answer more awkward questions about your life.
Thanksgiving - a holiday based around food and being grateful for those people in your life.
Christmas - Games, presents, and depending on which side of the family - drinking.
Halloween - costumes, drinking, and Trick or Treating.
St. Patrick's Day - obvious.
New Years - it's literally the party holiday.
4th of July - fireworks and pools.
Memorial Day - cookouts.
Super Bowl Sunday - football.
Easter - ham and kids looking for eggs? Nah.
To each their own, and hey, if you really enjoy getting together with the fam on Easter then more power to you. I just think this year with us not being able to leave or get together that we'll all see that celebrating on your own with maybe a facetime will do just fine on Easter.