Happy Easter!

It’s Easter Sunday and it’s all about the food, and Jesus. Every Easter, my parents get me and my two sisters a gift and this year I got a book. This book is absolutely beautiful and any Cassandra Clare fan will LOVE this book.

What is Easter though?

Easter, also called Pasch or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent (or Great Lent), a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.

How Do You Celebrate?

“In countries where Christianity is a state religion, or where the country has large Christian population, Easter is often a public holiday. As Easter is always a Sunday, many countries in the world also have Easter Monday as a public holiday. Some retail stores, shopping malls, and restaurants are closed on Easter Sunday. Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is also a public holiday in many countries, as well as in 12 U.S. states. Even in states where Good Friday is not a holiday, many financial institutions, stock markets, and public schools are closed. Few banks that are normally open on regular Sundays are closed on Easter. In the Nordic countries Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays, and Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays. In Denmark, Iceland and Norway also Maundy Thursday is a public holiday. It is a holiday for most workers except some shopping malls which keep open for a half-day. Many businesses give their employees almost a week off, called Easter break. Schools are closed between Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. According to a 2014 poll, 6 of 10 Norwegians make a travel during Easter, often to a cottage; 3 of 10 said their typical Easter included skiing. In the Netherlands both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are national holidays. Like first and second Christmas Day, they are both considered Sundays, which results in a first and a second Easter Sunday, after which the week continues to a Tuesday. Even though Good Friday is an official national holiday, it is not a mandatory day off for commercial companies. In Commonwealth nations Easter Day is rarely a public holiday, as is the case for celebrations which fall on a Sunday. In the United Kingdom both Good Friday and Easter Monday are bank holidays. However, in Canada Easter Sunday is a public holiday, along with Easter Monday. In the Canadian province of Quebec, either Good Friday or Easter Monday are statutory holidays (although most companies give both). In some countries Good Friday is a public holiday as well. In Australia, because of its location in the southern hemisphere, Easter takes place in autumn. Hence, Australian Easter is associated with harvest time, rather than with the coming of spring as in the northern hemisphere. The religious aspect of Easter remains the same. Good Friday and Easter Monday are public holidays across all states and territories. “Easter Saturday” (the Saturday before Easter Sunday) is a public holiday in every state except Tasmania and Western Australia, while Easter Sunday itself is a public holiday only in New South Wales. Easter Tuesday is additionally a conditional public holiday in Tasmania, varying between award, and was also a public holiday in Victoria until 1994. Easter eggs are a popular cultural symbol of Easter. In the United States, because Easter falls on a Sunday, which is already a non-working day for federal and state employees, it has not been designated as a federal or state holiday. Easter parades are held in many American cities, involving festive strolling processions, with the New York City parade being the best known.”

~ Wikipedia

My Gift:

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Title: A History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld

Author: Cassandra Clare

Illustrations: Cassandra Jean

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: A History of Notable Shadowhunters & Denizens of Downworld told in the Language of Flowers is a collection of artwork by Cassandra Jean, who created The Shadowhunter Tarot. Inspired by the Victorian language of flowers, this hardbound volume features characters from The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, and The Last Hours, each with a beautifully illustrated portrait and a selection of never before known details and notes about the characters.

Opinion: This book is absolutely beautiful. The book has these beautiful artworks of the characters in all of the book that Cassandra has written based on Shadowhunters. The book involves some of the most funniest and informative information about the character in the series. I highly suggest that you get this book if you are a fan of the Shadowhunter world. And just a warning, you will only be able to get this book at one place. Just type the book title into a search engine and you will be able to get it through there. If you are unable to do it that way, let me know and I will help you!

I hope that you all have a happy Easter and I see you the next post! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and I hope that you come back. Now, go and get off the internet and spend time with your family on Easter!

Hopping on With a Good Book,

 ❤ Ann

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