Easter in Ireland

One of the most important religious dates in the Irish calendar apart from St Patrick’s day, is Easter as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus .In Ireland preparation for Easter usually starts on the first day of Lent, forty days before Easter Sunday. From the first day of Lent Irish people stop eating meat but would also quit something they cherish such as favorite food, alcohol, cigarettes and even television.

After attending the mass on Easter Sunday everyone makes their way back home to start the Easter dinner which usually includes servings of potatoes, vegetables, meat, stuffing, bread and anything else that makes up a good proper Irish feast. After it Easter eggs are always presented to the children.

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