Easter Monday

  • By The Alchemist About Town
  • 28 Mar, 2016

Bits and bobs

Easter Monday is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday. It is observed by many Christian groups, but primarily by the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic traditions. It marks the beginning of Easter Week (Roman Catholic) / Bright Week (Eastern Orthodox).

Different cultures observe Easter Monday very differently. Some of these observances have more Christian symbolism in them than others, but none of them are explicitly biblical.

In Italy, Easter Monday is called “Pasquetta”  and is a national holiday.

There is a saying in Italian that goes, “Natale con i suoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi” – which means you’re supposed to spend Christmas with your immediate family and Easter is for you to spend with whoever you like. Practically speaking, however, Easter Sunday is still a time when people often get together with family. Easter Monday, on the other hand, is entirely about spending time with friends.

A very popular Easter Monday tradition is to pack a big picnic and drive out into the countryside with a group of friends, enjoying what you hope will be nice weather.

In the town of Bessières, in the south of France, there is a festival on Easter Monday where a giant omelette is cooked in recognition of when Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stayed overnight near the town. After enjoying an omelette prepared by a local innkeeper he ordered the townspeople to gather all the eggs in the village and to prepare a huge omelette for his army the next day.

It is prepared with around ten thousand eggs in a frying pan that is four metres wide. This delicious festival is called La Fête de l'Omelette Géante.  

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