This year, the first weekend of April brings with it two big holidays – Passover and Easter.
While the holidays are quite different from one another, each has special traditions and activities associated with it. Regardless of whether you are hunting for Easter eggs or searching for the affikommen, the holidays are always a great opportunity to spend time with your family and friends.
We asked around the office to see how our BR|LGC family celebrates Easter and Passover. Below is a compilation of the traditions that are alive and well here at 1140 Broadway:
My biggest Passover tradition is counting the minutes till we all get through reading about the Exodus from Egypt so that we can eat… and of course be thankful for being able to share such a precious moment together with family and friends! – Henry, Account Executive
Since I have 2 young sisters, my mom sets up an egg hunt around the house and after that my sisters get their Easter baskets filled with chocolate that literally lasts for about a month or more. Then with all the eggs my mom makes this Indonesian dish in which she fries the hard-boiled eggs and mixes it with small peppers. It’s very spicy!! – Inda, Customer Service
My family always attends Mass on Easter Sunday in the morning and then we have brunch. We also set up an egg hunt and create surprise Easter baskets for the kids – of course we say it was the Easter bunny who visited! – Johanna, Relations Manager/Special Projects
Our Passover tradition is that the grandparents, kids, and grandchildren all get together and have a traditional seder. The highlight is definitely all the kids searching for the affikommen! -Cliff, Co-president
Growing up, I loved dyeing tons of eggs and then going to a big Easter egg hunt with all of my cousins and desperately trying find the golden egg. Whoever found the golden egg got a special prize! – Kristin, PR/Marketing
I celebrated both holidays growing up – for Passover I remember going to my step-grandfather’s house for lots of good food at a big table. I also remember drinking this dark purple wine that was really bitter! For Easter, my mother, brother and I would paint Easter eggs with pastel paints and glow in the dark crayons. – Hannah, Customer Service
For Easter my mom would always get my brother, sister and I each a basket of chocolates and jelly beans and these amazing chocolate covered gummy bears. They were SO good! – Lindsey, Customer Service
Do you do anything special to celebrate the holidays? Please feel free to share in the comments section. We’d like to wish everyone a happy weekend of celebrating – Chag Sameach and Happy Easter!