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Belated Chag Peseach Sameach!

That means "Joyous Passover Festival." Also, I hope those who celebrate Easter had a joyful day today as well.

We got invited to two Passover seders, one for each seder night (the first two evenings of the holiday), so I didn't even have to consider hosting one ourselves. Both were fairly small, and the overlap on the guest list was about 80%: my sister Amy's and our friend Michael's. I brought matzoh balls soup to the first and nothing but ice (at the host's request) to the second.

We had the same three children at both - ages 10, 10, and 12 - and on the second night, only our niece made even a token attempt to search for the afikomen (the special piece of matzoh without which the ceremonial meal cannot be concluded). They're old enough not to be interested in the pure excitement of trying to find it and getting prizes for turning it over, and too young to do it with camp enthusiasm for old times' sake. >sigh!<

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rachel_reicheru
Apr. 8th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had a good time, I had one at mums and then one at my dads aunt. Neither we did the afikomen either cause well we're too old lol. My mums wasn't religious at all but its nice being with family. My aunts one, the only person that searched was my 13-14 yr old cousin and when he found it he said he would get a nintendo O__O i remember the days i was happy with 2 bars of chocolate for the winner and 1 bar for all the runners up. :P maybe some petty cash who knows but a nintendo! O__O wow. Thats one expensive afikomen XD
chomiji
Apr. 9th, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)

Wow, a Nintendo? Goodness! That's a little high-priced ... .

On the first night this year, they got little robotic bug things that were actually flashlights, and on the second night, games - actual tabletop games, not computer/game console games.

When I was a kid, it was usually candy too: usually a box of candy that we all had to share.

estara
Apr. 9th, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
I had a lovely Easter holiday, with my three and a half year old niece celebrating together with my parents and me (my brother and his wife had organised a short holiday for themselves - their teenage boys took care of themselves under the watchful eye of their maternal grandmother). She enjoyed looking for Easter eggs, but I didn't have the impression that she really believed in the Easter Bunny ^^ - she very thoughtfully distributed the eggs and bunnies among us four and said very loudly: "Thank you, Mr. Easter Bunny!" once or twice.

And then stuck her new stickers from her Easter suitcase (made from cardboard and filled with a colouring book, an Easter story book, a CD with a collection of young animal stories - and a sticker book) ONTO her Easter suitcase in wild abandon XD.
chomiji
Apr. 10th, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)


My sister-in-law, who is married to a Lutheran minister, tends to give me Jewish-themed Easter baskets. XD


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