Easter Holiday is a Holiday usually celebrated by Christians. It is a time to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; which as a reason of that (His resurrection), He paved a way for victory for saints and sinners alike. The Holiday as we all know comprises of Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday.
The General Way To Celebrate Easter In Nigeria
Since it always falls on a Sunday and always spills over to Easter Monday which also is a public holiday. The basic things we do to celebrate Easter in Nigeria involves attending Church service for Christians, people might decide to use it to have a family feast in form of Marriages and other activities. Basically, most people see it as a day or two away from work. There is that “Phew” feeling.
Then of course after that, it’s back to reality! The question is do most of us really enjoy the so called, much anticipated 2 working days off?
Here are few tips on how to have a memorable Easter Holiday!
Do not Just attend church, have a retreat!
As a Christian, do not let the Easter Holiday just be about merriment and fun activities, let it also be a time for you to reflect on your relationship with your maker. Do a personal retreat. Strengthen your spiritual life for the better days to come (we all know there will be storms). Easter is the perfect time for a personal retreat as you think about the reason for Easter!
Do not only cook, make Easter decorations!
The general norm in Nigeria is that it is believed that it is only on Christmas Holidays that one should decorate the house. Well no, there are several Easter decorations that you can do in the house. You can either buy them or make them (given we all know that we are in the “Change Era” ). So pardon my stinginess but DIY is very much accepted! See here for Easter Decorations. I’m just saying do something different and nice, beautify your homes, and let people know that you aren’t joking, that YES! you are celebrating the resurrection of your Saviour. I mean how will they know if the only things coming out of your house is the smell of Jollof rice and chicken. Yes, that’s good, but is that all you can do to celebrate this very special Holiday?
Do not just go out for leaving the house sake, go out to create family memories!
Given the characteristics of Nigerians, there will be several activities to choose from. There will be weddings, burial, freedom, birthday parties, fairs and several other million wonderful events that will be happening around. Look for one that you know you and your family will enjoy going to together, and have a memorable fun.
So Mums do not just let this Easter go by like the last one. Get closer to God, have fun, relax and create memories, trust me they go a long way!