Small child paid more attention than expected at our Easter services and is now retelling us with gusto how Mary nailed Jesus to the wood and then he melted (death as understood by her from Raymond Brigg's The Snowman
) and then woke up again. Only with a lot more details and blood. The story is quite mixed up in her mind because she's pieced it together from icons and gospel passages and questions we've answered. We're matter-of-fact about death etc in our household, and she's very interested in emotional narratives, so this is fascinating and confusing her. The children's bibles we have elide over the actual details of the crucifixion, and while I can and have read her the actual accounts, they're a struggle for her to follow the language. Is there a film or animation out there that includes the crucifixion and resurrection but doesn't revel in the gore like Mel Gibson, or reduce it to singing vegetables?
posted by viggorlijah
on Apr 21, 2014 -
Trying to find a place to go for a long weekend, within a four hour drive of northern RI. Complication: Easter weekend in the off season. [more inside]
posted by Ruki
on Mar 26, 2014 -
I know Australia has taken the idea of the Easter Bunny and turned it on it's [feral pest
] head in the form of the Easter Bilby
, highlighting native species. Where can I buy one of these chocolate darlings that will ship to the US? [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie
on Mar 20, 2014 -
I was awakened at 6:30 am by around hundred people - some in robes carrying large banners - and a band with loud drums, all proceeding down my street and singing something in a foreign language. What was it all about? [more inside]
posted by theraflu
on Mar 31, 2013 -
Hi, having recently returned to my home state of Indiana, I'm noticing things are still a bit different here (e..g it's like the last state in which you can't buy alcohol on Sundays). So I'm wondering if this is Hoosier specific too. Everything is closed today (excepting some restaurants). Is this a national thing? Has it always been so, and I just never noticed? Christmas, sure. New Year's Day, yep. But Easter?
posted by leotrotsky
on Mar 31, 2013 -
I am hosting a dinner party and one of the guests is observing passover. I need to stay away from rice, beans, corn, and bread. I am looking for some awesome dishes / dish combinations to serve so everyone is happy. Bring on your tasty dishes.
posted by jasondigitized
on Mar 29, 2013 -
Homemade Easter gifts. Preferably edible - my friends and family are, like me, wretchedly gluttonous fiends but prefer the not super-processed or over-sweet stuff, so if it's got token fruit or something in then even better.
I just realised there's like a week to go and I have no idea what to make these people. HALP.
posted by greenish
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Due to a last-minute work trip and a big difference in plane ticket prices, I have from Thursday evening through to a 2 PM Heathrow departure Monday free to go exploring. Where should I go and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp
on Mar 19, 2013 -
Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too).
Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
posted by mintcake!
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Where is there a Thursday Pre-Easter Holiday? I met an Asian tourist today who asked whether banks, libraries, and schools would be open on the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday before Easter. When I said the only "holiday" was Easter Sunday, he said that 15 yrs or so ago he visited the US and remembered these days as holidays. Now I'm curious. Does anyone know where in the world this might be so? I told him that some churches might hold special services on those days, but that wasn't what he remembered.
posted by calgirl
on Apr 20, 2011 -
VirginiaFilter: Where in Virginia can I find a midnight Easter vigil service... in Spanish? [more inside]
posted by math
on Mar 31, 2010 -
How can I ensure I get good quality yogurt from my yogurt maker? Plus, what cakes would you recommend for Easter? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Mar 30, 2010 -
What should I call my adults-only, secular, cocktail-intensive Easter egg hunt on the invitations? [more inside]
posted by janell
on Mar 16, 2010 -
Italy the week after Easter: deserted or still a mob scene? Help us save our honeymoon from the herds of the faithful. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman
on Apr 17, 2009 -
The other day a childhood memory came back to me. Forgot all about it until we bought and were talking about our Easter Eggs. [more inside]
posted by Webbster
on Apr 12, 2009 -
I need a simple Easter game that my whole family can play. The winner needs to be determined quickly. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by banished
on Apr 10, 2009 -
Visiting Paris during EASTER. I heard the whole city is closed. I have been advised to go to the Jewish section of Paris, but it will be Passover. What can I do that day? (any advice about what to do on other days or what not to miss would also be appreciated)
posted by marlys27
on Apr 8, 2009 -
I'm in the US, my partner is in Melbourne AU. In a very last minute arrangement, he is picking up his 6 year old daughter for Easter weekend. Does anyone know any way that I can get some Easter goodies (a traditional Easter basket, preferably) delivered there in time? I would likely need to accomplish this online.
posted by newpotato
on Apr 8, 2009 -
I want to affix Peeps (the Easter atrocities) to fabric in order to make a costume. BY TOMORROW. Crafty MeFites, hope me with your glue-gun wisdom! [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob
on Apr 3, 2009 -
Easter is nearly here and I am stuck at a crucial point in my Easter Bunny costume construction. How do I make myself an adorable fluffy bunny tail suitable for pinning to bunny-pants and sturdy enough to withstand vigorous hopping and chocolate treasure huntin'? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 2, 2009 -
Here's an obscure one: suggest some (brief, advanced beginner to early intermediate) musical interludes for a Tenebrae service. For double bass (or easily transposed cello, I suppose). [more inside]
posted by availablelight
on Oct 24, 2008 -
How does the music in the St. Matthew´s Passion by J.S. Bach relate to the lyrics and what effect do they have on each other (lyrics and music)? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Feb 18, 2008 -
Looking for advice on travelling in Italy during the Easter season. This is our frist trip there, and we'll be there the week before and after the holiday. Planning to fly into Rome, out of Venice with (hopefully) a stop in Florence in between. How does the holiday affect our ability to get around, find rooms, and places to eat? More detail inside. [more inside]
posted by schmordelia
on Jan 8, 2007 -
So every Easter my family has an egg cracking contest using hardboiled eggs. You pair off with a partner, smash your eggs together, and whoever's egg does not crack goes on to the next round until you are left with one winner. My question is, why does only one egg break? They never both crack, no matter how they are smashed together. [more inside]
posted by banished
on Apr 17, 2006 -
Music filter: OK So besides Jethro Tull's 'A Passion Play' and the obvious Brown Album* what other songs or albums have that Easter theme?
* Jesus Christ Super Star [more inside]
posted by Gungho
on Apr 14, 2006 -
anyone know a good polish deli in the washington metro area, preferably maryland side, where i can get fruit pierogi, easter butter, and either golabki or a decent kielbasa? [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Apr 4, 2006 -
Two questions about Montreal: 1) Can I drink booze at CEPSUM
at The University of Montreal during a rock show? and 2) Does the city shut down for Easter? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds
on Mar 6, 2006 -
Attention MeFi smart asses!
Here's your chance to make justifiable wisecracks on AskMe. I need an Easter-themed witticism. [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Feb 8, 2006 -
Easter was 2 weeks ago...more or less. Wife made some hard-boiled eggs to color. Our 20 month old did her 1st real colored egg. How can we preserve it? [more inside]
posted by ShawnString
on Apr 8, 2005 -