The season of Eastertide lasts from Easter Sunday until Pentecost on June 9th this year, which of course also corresponds with traditional and pre-existing Jewish feasts. These 50 days, no matter what your spiritual or religious traditions, seems to be a wonderful time for renewal and new beginnings.
Easter Monday is often a religious holiday in many countries, but it isn’t in the United States. (I was so tired yesterday and wishing it was a holiday!) If you have leeway or such, you might consider using a vacation day for this day and enjoy it being outside with your family. You could even eat your meals outside after the long period of Lent. Gather the family on this special day!
Other ideas for the first week of Eastertide:
- Dye eggs!
- This is a good time for egg races! Take your dyed eggs and find a hill and see who can get to the bottom first.
- This week is a great time to set up a little gratitude jar to keep track of all the wonderful in the ordinary for these 50 days if that is not something you ordinarily do
- How about setting up a little Easter tree? There are a number of ways to make egg ornaments just by searching on Pinterest.
- Spend time outside in nature; consider getting up early for sunrises.
- Make prayer and meditation a priority; I like religious themes but also the ideas of new beginnings. What does the idea of new beginnings look like to you?
- Make Easter bread – it is a perfect time, even if it is past Easter Day.
Blessings and love,