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
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
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
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.