I also did some browsing through some of my favorite genealogy blogs and came up with the following list of Easter memories and traditions. Even though they weren't written for the journal prompt, I think that by reading these, you may get even more ideas on how to share your Holy Days of Spring memories.
- Craig Manson of GeneaBlogie shares "Easter Sunday, Albuquerque, c. 1960s."
- Jasia of Creative Gene wrote about attending this year's Easter Mass in "Polish Pride."
- Lisa of 100 Years in America wrote about a Hungarian tradition that takes place Easter Monday in "Hungarian Easter Monday weather: showers!" Easter Monday was also a holiday celebrated in Ireland, and she tells about this in "A joyful Easter Monday to you!" on her Small-leaved Shamrock blog. Lisa also shared two traditions from Eastern Europe: "Decorating eggs... and fighting!" and making Croatian Easter bread in "Doing your Easter baking?" Both these posts are on her 100 Years in America blog.
- Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist highlighted an article from the Pittsburg (Pennsylvania) Post-Gazette about how the long-standing tradition of blessing Easter baskets is still being faithfully observed. She also shared her traditional Slovak Easter breakfast in "Happy Easter!"
- And John Newmark, who often writes about his Jewish heritage, shared this sentimental post, "An Easter Bloom," about a flower his great-grandfather picked and gave his daughter (John's grandmother) on Easter Sunday in 1926.
It's always interesting to see the diverse ways in which holidays are celebrated within the same country by people of the same religion. Our culture, family history, and geographic location influence us all in many ways, and it is simply fascinating and fun to see that as we celebrate our holidays!
I realize it's been a couple of weeks since I've posted a prompt. I've put together a new one that will post tomorrow and have already started working on next week's. Blogger in Draft's scheduling feature is a godsend, helping me to plan and work ahead!