Kara Gardiner – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Easter 2017 will fall on Sunday, April 16. LRHS students took the opportunity to think back on all of the traditions and exciting things they get to do every Easter.
Some students enjoy the food Easter brings the most.
Sophomore Josh Rossi said, “Every year after we do the egg hunt, my brother Ethan and I eat our Easter candy before breakfast. My parents aren’t really fond of the tradition but I love it.”
Some families eat the same types of food every Easter.
“My family and I always eat ham at Easter dinner and some years we go up to South Carolina to be with family,” said junior Jacob Enos.
Sophomore Julian Shark said, “We always have turkey at Easter. It’s been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember.”
People often think of Easter as a holiday to get together with their family and spend time with them.
Junior Michael McKeithen said, “Being with my grandparents during Easter is something my family always does and I enjoy it very much. It’s a great time to be able to see them.”
Senior Hannah Fenimore has the same family tradition, “My grandparents always come to my house for Easter. That is one of my favorite traditions of Easter.”
Many LRHS students looked forward to the famous Easter egg hunt.
Sophomore Thomas Wells said, “The egg hunt is by far my favorite Easter tradition. I’ve done an egg hunt every year since I was little.”
Sophomore Cori Lunsford feels the same.
“My mom always puts out my sister and my Easter baskets in the living room after we went to sleep and then they would be there when we woke up. Then we would do the Easter egg hunt. My all-time favorite Easter tradition would be when my mom would buy me fake eggs filled with confetti that I would get to smash on people’s heads.”
While Easter is important to some students, others celebrate different occasions in the spring. Junior Samantha Zelitt celebrates Passover, a Jewish holiday.
“My family always go to Seder (a traditional Jewish feast) the first two nights and we meet up with all of our other friends who celebrate,” she said. “My dad makes Passover bagels every year and that’s one of the main foods of our house during Passover other than matzah.”
Freshman Emily Brandt also celebrates Passover.
“My family always begins Passover with a Seder,” she said. “We invite all of our neighbors and friends. Each year we have around 30 people at our Seder. It doesn’t matter if they are Jewish or not; everyone is invited if they would like to attend. Everyone contributes by bringing food and the leftovers we use for the rest of the week.”