This weekend, Both Easter and Passover will be celebrated, but no matter which holiday you celebrate, there are many traditions that come with both.
Food is an integral part of those traditions, but whether you are serving matzo & matzo ball soup and brisket, lamb or ham; it is a wonderful gathering and a time to enjoy family.
Everyone has special memories surrounding certain foods, and this helps solidify all the relationships we have with each other. Easter and Passover help to reinforce that.
At our house, we celebrate Easter. As a young girl, I remember going to church on Good Friday, and on Easter Sunday, but most of all, I remember all the food & all the family together. We have slightly different traditions now as we integrate them with my husband’s family, but we still have the food and. the family get-together
One tradition that will never change is making sure everyone gets chocolate! When our daughter was little, the Easter egg hunt was the highlight of the morning [it usually took all morning for her to find all the eggs] over the years, she has become much better & faster at finding them [ or I became predictable 😉 ] . Even though she is a teen, she has asked for us to do that again this year, without the usual notes from the Easter Bunny. Well, we stopped that a few years ago… when we had to tell her that we were the Easter Bunny as well as Santa and the tooth fairy.
But at our house even the adults get chocolate – it is only fair! We just don’t have to go looking for it!
Hope that whether you are celebrating Easter or Passover , you embrace and enjoy family [and the food].
Happy Easter and Happy Passover!