Friday, March 21, 2008

Holiday Travel

The whole Vegan Family was on the road today to visit family for the Easter Weekend. Unlike our American neighbours, we get Friday and Monday off. It always struck me as weird that Americans did not get at least one day off for Easter, what with Easter being central to the Christian calendar, and what with "God Bless America" and all that. Anyway, we were treated to veggie chili upon out arrival, and it was so nice not to have to cook for one night. I am not sure what we will pull together for dinners over the next few days, but I will be sure to blog it if I can.


John Plummer said...

Have a wonderful holiday!

Annie said...

Easter just isn't profitable enough in the US to grant extra days off. Plus, this allows us to delude ourselves into thinking that we are a secular country.

Happy spring!

kitsune-stars said...

Have a good holiday!

Billy said...

Enjoy your holiday!

While I don't celebrate the religious aspect of Easter, I think it's a great time to spend time with your loved ones.

Vegan Easter baskets?!

wingraclaire said...

Many school districts get around the dilemma by incorporating it into spring break; for instance, "Good Friday" was during break, and on Monday we have an inservice. We're supposed to have a separation of church and state... I don't celebrate Easter, but it was cute to see little kids running around with baskets anyway.

BTW, I'm doing a book group with my students, using The Stories Julian Tells by Anne Cameron. Because I often like to make food on the first day of a new book group (what kid doesn't like food?) I was going to have to make lemon pudding, but wasn't thrilled about it. Then you shared your recipe for lemon pudding cake -- I am sold! I'll let you know how the third and fourth graders like it. And your kids would probably like that book, even as a read-aloud if they are too young to read it themselves.

John Maass said...

It is odd we (in the USA) typically get a federal, state, or school holiday around that time, but we do get the (formerly) religious holiday of Christmas.