Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where is the Easter Bunny?

I cannot believe that tomorrow is Easter. In the states, Easter marks the beginning of Spring and is celebrated with baskets overflowing with traditonal Easter candy, Easter egg hunts, family dinners, and new spring outfits. Here, signs of Easter are almost non-existent. Perhaps I am shopping in the wrong places but I have not seen a single Easter basket in the stores and the selection of Easter candy is disappointing. My search today of a chocolate bunny resulted only in a chocolate truck! Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, and peeps? Simply forget about it.

Since schools are on a break and the Friday before and the Monday after Easter are official bank holidays, I know that Brits do celebrate the holiday. I guess it is a more subtle celebration that is simply about spending some time with family rather than spending money on silly decorations, plastic eggs, and fake colored grass. Since Jignesh is in Chicago, I will be celebrating Easter alone and have to admit that right now I surprisingly prefer the commercialized American Easter over the quiet English one. And yes, I am craving a huge chocolate bunny with candy eyes!
Happy Easter!

1 comment:

Curly said...

Easter.. It was Easter?? I am feeling the same here.. I was on a bus ALL DAY no suprise there! i was on my way back from a hikng and caving trip.