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Easter, the Sunday of the Resurrection, or Resurrection Day, is the most important religious feast of the Christian liturgical year, observed at some point between late March and late April each year (early April to early May in Eastern Christianity). It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which his followers believe occurred on the third day after his death by crucifixion some time in the period AD 27 to 33.
Some Important tidbits about Easter
Observed by: most Christians, although many non-Christians observe secular practices, especially in the Western world
Type : Christian
Significance : Celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus as the basis for the salvation of mankind.
Date : The first Sunday after the first full moon of spring
2006 date April 16 (Western), April 23 (Eastern)
2007 date April 8 (both Western and Eastern)
2008 date March 23 (Western), April 27 (Eastern)
Celebrations : Religious (church) services, Easter egg hunts, gifts (USA)
Observances : Prayer
Dates for Easter Sunday from the year 2000 to year 2020
In Western Christianity, Easter always falls on a Sunday from March 22 to April 25 inclusive. The following day, Easter Monday, is a legal holiday in many countries with predominantly Christian traditions. In Eastern Christianity, Easter falls between April 4 and May 8 between 1900 and 1970 based on the Gregorian date.
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Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime. The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute eggs made from chocolate, or plastic eggs filled with Confectionery such as jellybeans.These are often hidden, supposedly by the Easter Bunny, for children to find on Easter morning.
Decorated eggs are much older than Easter, and both eggs and rabbits are age-old fertility symbols. Follow this simple method and create your very own Easter Egg this Easter Sunday.
Ingredients you need to make the Easter Egg
1. 1/2 cup light corn syrup
2. 1 jar candied cherries
3. 3/4 cup coconut(optional)
4. 2 cups sugar
5. 1/2 cup water
6. 2 egg whites
7. 1 cup chopped nuts (optional – highly recommended though)
8. Semi – sweet chocolate (for dipping)
Method to make your Easter Egg
1. Boil sugar, syrup and water to hard ball stage on candy thermometer.
2. While this is cooking, beat egg whites until stiff
3. Pour syrup in a slow stream over beaten egg whites and beat until mixture begins to thicken.
4. Add coconut, cherries and nuts.
Today’s potluckers are as likely to be sitting on inflatable furniture while listening to Alanis Morissette as on metal chairs in the church basement.
A potluck, also called potluck dinner, or covered dish supper, is a gathering of people where each participant is expected to bring a dish of food to be shared among the group.
Steaming fresh bread nestled beside braised salmon, escargot a l’orange and mesculun greens; sushi rolls beneath a tall glass of champagne; chocolate mousse drizzled in raspberry glaze. No, this isn’t a kaleidoscopic flashback from Hunter Thompson’s restaurant acid trip — this is a meal at a potluck, a mosaic of colors, tastes and textures.
Don’t let the name throw you off. The word “potluck” may conjure up images of blue-haired church ladies sharing their family meatloaf recipes. Or, worse yet, suburban Dick and Janes, flaunting Jell-O salads in the new line of Tupperware in their Better Homes & Gardens yards. But once a student has tired out the kegger, the cocktail party and the dinner date, it’s time to try their luck at the potluck.
Students are getting into potlucks because they provide not only quality, un-freeze-dried food, but also occasions for socializing. And what better common thread for a social occasion than food, a conversational topic perfect for just about anyone feeling less comfortable in a social situation?
Those still skeptical might like to try some potluck enhancement strategies.
A good potluck invariably involves good food, but also requires good company and a sense of mystery. Don’t order food from your friends as if you were in a restaurant. Surprises taste better. Who knows when you might end up eating escargot and lime sauce instead of boring old scalloped potatoes? Or maybe somebody has a secret recipe for a tuna casserole so tasty and creamy Martha Stewart would decorate her home in particle board furniture just to get her hands on it.
Not-So-Lucky Potluck Themes
While creativity spices up any potluck, some themes are better left unexplored. Here’re our top ten unlucky potluck picks.