On Friday, our "normal" church day, we had a Good Friday service. It was necessarily a little depressing. I sang with the worship team and all our songs were slow and reflective and about the cross. I'm not saying this is a bad thing at all, we should reflect on Christ's death and suffering. We watched part of a video about the crucifixion and Steve talked about Jesus taking our sins on him. The conclusion was more upbeat - as Tony Campolo said, "It's Friday, but Sunday's coming." =)
Saturday was our day for fun Easter activities - we made egg shaped cookies and frosted them in different colors and made deviled eggs (they don't sell those egg coloring kits here). We had quiche, which is probably Dylan's favorite food here (one of my favorites too). In the evening we watched Godspell, which is an interesting portrayal of the gospel of Matthew. It was made in 1973. That's all I'll say.
On Easter morning we woke to find that the Easter bunny had scattered chocolate around our living room - it probably took us a good 10 minutes to find all of it too. We breakfasted on waffles and bacon and settled down to a game of Settlers of America. Our Easter service isn't until 7:00 tonight.
Monday is also a holiday in Egypt. Sham el-Nessim is a national holiday rather than a religious one, dating back to ancient Egypt. People traditionally go for a picnic on this day and eat some kind of pickled fish (I have no desire to try it). Colored eggs are also part of this holiday (rather than Easter). I found out from my students that you can color eggs using vegetables (red onion for red, mint for green...). Who knew?