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Easter is the New Christmas !

Posted by Big John on April 13, 2017

Public holidays don’t mean much to a retired old fart like me, as one day is much like another: so with this coming weekend being Easter I decided to visit my local Sainsbury’s before the ‘rush’ started, and discovered that the car park was full, there were queues at all the checkouts and the bloody place was heaving with people determined to pack their trollies (carts) full of all sorts of holiday treats, from turkeys to Easter cup cakes.

Can someone please explain to me what heaps of chocolate eggs, bunnies and fluffy chicks have to do with some poor sod being nailed to a cross around two thousand years ago ?

The nearest thing that I saw to the true meaning of this Christian religious festival were shelves full of hot cross buns, but, then again, they are on sale at this store …

… the whole year round !

 

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5 Responses to “Easter is the New Christmas !”

  1. rummuser said

    And imagine something similar happening in India!

  2. Grannymar said

    John, this young lady is having the same difficulty as you: https://www.facebook.com/BBCScotland/?pnref=story

  3. Indeed! I’m going to harumph all through my Easter shopping trip!

  4. ginnie said

    My daughter showed me a cute video where a little 4 year old is just as confused as you. She’s showing her Dad the chocolate bunnies and the Easter eggs she’d collected and wondering how it relates to “real life” since bunnies don’t lay eggs, etc.

  5. Think you’ve helped me figure it out. Because hot-cross buns are on sale often, there’s more money to be made peddling marked up chocolates.

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