Sunday, April 12, 2015

I Have Never Dyed Easter Eggs

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Dear International Friends

I hope that you all guys had a nice and enjoyable Easter Break! 

Welcome back to the second and final round of the semester. It is definitely gonna go by fast, but let's just sit tight, I am sure we'll be fine!

Okay, let's talk about Easter! 

When I think about Easter, this is what first comes to my mind, 

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If you want to try, here is the recipe:

the dish is called "Ngalakh". I am not sure if you can pronounce it, but anyway it is usually made during Easter and shared with the community.

Being from Senegal, even though the majority of the population are not christians, Easter is still a big holiday for every family there. I could always feel that "Easter is on its way coming" due to the huge preparations. But more importantly, Easter symbolizes a day of sharing and community, where each christian family or community had to prepare this meal and share it with neighbors, relatives, and friends regardless of their religious background. And this is pretty much the way, each religious events are celebrated in my country. 

Different countries have different ways of celebrating holidays, so Easter might be celebrated in a different way in your country.

During the Easter break, I have had the chance to discover and learn a little more about how people celebrate Easter here in the U.S. through the help of some friends, housemates, and even coworkers. And today, I will share with you few things I have discovered. 

Here, in the U.S, as Easter approaches, families do a lot of activities. For instance, some people celebrate it at churches, some families organize Easter family dinners. But also many people hardboil eggs and dye them with brilliant colors to decorate their houses, these could be eaten later, but may also be model eggs made of plastic, chocolate, candy, or other materials. 
It is also common to organize easter eggs hunt. This is usually the most fun part as my friend, Madeleine, mentioned. Eggs of some sort are hidden by parents or a family member, and children then search for them. This is a popular Easter family game. 
Aside from the Easter Egg hunt, the White House Easter rolling is also a popular Easter game. 

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It is an egg roll race, held each year at the White house lawn, where children and parents push the eggs along through the grass with a long-handled spoon. 
All of these activities constitute Easter here in the U.S.

These are all I got for you today!
Best of luck for the rest of the semester.

Your friend, 
Pape Mathioro Samba

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