Cringey Things I Did For Easter As a Kid

When I was younger, I was raised by my very Catholic mom and very Orthodox dad, so I took a lot of holidays like Easter and Lent very seriously, as you can imagine. This led to a few things I’ve experienced in my youth that I look back and cringe at. And now I’ll spill the details on some of those things! A brief description on what Lent and Easer are about:

Lent is a period of 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday. During Lent, believers often engage in fasting, prayer, and acts of self-denial as a way to draw closer to God and to remember the sacrifices that Jesus made for humanity. This can mean giving up something you enjoy or like for those 40 days.

Easter, on the other hand, is a time of joy and celebration, marking the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is considered the most important event in the Christian calendar. That includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Here’s the cringe. When I was a kid, I was told you were not allowed to eat meat on Good Friday. Only fish was allowed. Great news for younger Eddie as the Fillet ‘O Fish was my favourite McDonald’s item at the time! However one year, I accidentally ate a pepperoni stick on Good Friday. After realizing I ate meat on that day, I burst into tears. Yes I had a mental breakdown because I thought I did something horribly wrong.

That all went away though because I was always told that your sins get forgiven on Easter Sunday! So every Easter weekend, I would look forward to “resetting” me being mean to others and other bad stuff I did. Don’t think it helped lol. And of course with Lent, I would always try to give up some sort of junk food, only to forget all about it and eat chips a week later, making me feel super guilty about it all for the rest of Lent.

So, those are some cringey things I did as a kid during the Lent and Easter seasons. Wanna hear it all? Take a listen below:

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