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13 Easter Rites Of Passage That All Irish Children Experienced

By James Fenton

April 13, 2017 at 3:18pm


Easter is a strange time for Irish children.

While it kind of feels like a holiday, the long evenings and less celebratory feel meant it never matched up to Christmas.

But, what we lacked in presents, we certainly made up for in massive egg-shaped chocolates, a frankly mad tradition which remains to this day.

Here are 13 Easter rites of passage experienced by all Irish children:

1. Being told that you had two whole weeks off from school

No fooling?

2. Belief in and acceptance of the Easter Bunny

An anthropomorphic rabbit who delivered us chocolate while we slept? But of course.

3. Realisation that the very idea of said Easter Bunny was preposterous

Wait... what?

4. Eating your entire body weight in chocolate

Just because you were allowed.

5. And STILL being jealous of kids who got more Easter eggs than you

I hate you right now.

6. Not being allowed eat meat on Good Friday

Not even a sausage?

7. But it was okay 'cos fish fingers were allowed

We're saved. 

8. Having to go to Mass the whole weekend

Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday. When will it end?

9. Being made to visit relatives

Do we really have to?

10. But it was okay 'cos you got more Easter eggs

Well, in that case.

11. Playing outside til late 'cos it was bright

It's like the gift of time.

12. Having to attend an Easter camp

School during the holidays? What is this?

13. Before going back to school at the end of it all

Don't make us, we take it all back.

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