Easter is fast approaching and many people are now busy with plans on how to celebrate it. But the question actually lingers, how can we really celebrate Easter to the very essence and meaning of the holiday?
Before we get busy with the planning, we should ponder on why we are celebrating it in the first place. So, without going to the common stuff that we do during Easter, here are some unique and wonderful ways to celebrate Easter Holiday.
To go back to the whole meaning and purpose for the holiday, we also go back to the point of our faith and that is the church. So many people celebrate Easter without going to church they just celebrate it just for the heck of having fun and all those stuffs, which is nice but it takes away the core heart of celebrating it.
Thus, we should celebrate it first by attending Easter mass. Attending church is not about being sinless it is actually about going back in communing with God and celebrating his person in fullness within the grounds of his Holy House, the church.
Lunch Date with Family
After attending the mass, we can then have a lunch date with our family. If you have the means you can celebrate in full festivity but if you do not have the means to do so a simple gathering would do, what matters is we celebrate it with family members.
We talk have a good time and simply bask in the presence of good company. For the children in the family, we can make their first Easter special by preparing an Easter Basket as a gift for each of them so they might feel the importance of this special occasion.
If we have the extra blessing, we can actually celebrate Easter by feeding the less fortunate and the needy. By giving back to the community we can impart the essence of meaning of the season and that is hope and revival.
By feeding the homeless and the less fortunate we impart these messages to them that life actually still has hope even for those who are poor and are down. This act does not have to be documented or posted in social media, this can simply be done in a quiet and honest manner where the essence of the love of God can truly be felt by them.
Celebrate With Plants
If you are in a really tight budget you can celebrate Easter with your family simply by gardening. Like what is celebrated in Easter, the life and rebirth of Christ, this can also be emphasized by having the whole family go gardening all the while teaching the kids and adults alike that as such, life is also celebrated not only in material things but it can also be celebrated by simple appreciating things grow, bloom, or bear fruit.
This is one of those holidays which has long been celebrated by people with its essence long been forgotten, now it is up to us to celebrate it in accordance to its essence and meaning and bring back its full heart and core.