Easter Bloopers

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Easter Bloopers





Spring is just around the corner.

From: diane@vancouver.ca
To: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Fri., Mar 22, 2013 12:31:31
Pacific Standard Time

Hi Kato,

I ran into Sylvie at the Joe Fortes Branch the other day.


She said she hadn’t seen you and hoped you were doing well.
I told her I’m sure you are hopping around and having lotsa fun with your research & blogs.

As you guessed it, I’m really, really enjoying my Kundalini yoga and feel even stronger & healthier than usual.
Gotta like it.

“Diane in Chorus Line”

Thanks for the above article.
See you soon, kiddo,


Ciao for now,

Love, Diane ~


Happy Easter!


From: barclay1720@aol.com
To: diane@vancouver.ca
Date: Sun., Mar. 31, 2013 8:09:00 AM
Pacific Standard Time

Hi Diane,

How are you doing?
I hope you’re enjoying the Christian festival and holiday!

Now, spring has come at last.
I’ve enjoyed this gorgeous sunshine while walking to the central library.

And now I’ve just finished my article for you.
What kind of subject is for today? — you may ask.

I’ve just learned that Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar.
In many languages, the words for “Easter” and “Passover” are etymologically related or homonymous.
Easter customs vary across the Christian world, right?
But attending sunrise services, exclaiming the Paschal greeting, clipping the church and decorating Easter eggs, a symbol of the empty tomb, are common motifs.
Additional customs include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades, which are observed by both Christians and some non-Christians.

So, voila! Here I am—non-Christian!
I’ve just written an article about pork—not an Easter egg.



To find it out, please click the following link:

“Pork or Friend?”

…hope you’ll enjoy it to the bone.

Your romantic Bohemian, Kato

with a lot of love



I gotta run and get my Easter outfit

ready for tomorrow.


From: diane@vancouver.ca
To: barclay1720@aol.com
Date: Sun., Mar 31, 2013 11:47:05 AM
Pacific Standard Time

Hi Kato,

Happy Easter to you as well.
I’ve been busy this Holy Week with church activities but it’s a good time for us Christians to remember what’s important … to love God, love our neighbours and love ourselves.
Sort of sums it up, right?
… guess we could add to serve others and to forgive.
I gotta run and get my Easter outfit ready for tomorrow.


… hope you’re enjoying these springlike days of late.
The sunny day certainly puts a spring in your step, I’m sure.

See you at the VPL soon, I hope.
As a matter of fact, I drop in every couple days or so, but I’ve been missing you.

Love, Diane ~


Ciao for now,

Love, Diane ~

I like your Easter outfit.


Oh, do you?  I’m glad you like it.

So you were quite busy during the Holy Week in the above outfit, eh?

You’re telling me, Kato.  By the way, do the Japanese cerebrate Easter?

I doubt.  When I was a kid in Japan, nobody even heard of Easter—except, perhaps, a small number of Christians.

Easter celebrations


Many Americans follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy.
The Easter Bunny is a popular legendary anthropomorphic Easter gift-giving character analogous to Santa Claus in American culture.


On Easter Monday, the President of the United States holds an annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn for young children.
New York City holds an annual Easter parade on Easter Sunday.

In some countries where Christianity is a state religion, or where the country has large Christian population, Easter is a public holiday.
Some European and other countries in the world also have Easter Monday as a public holiday.

In Canada, both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays.
In province of Quebec, either Good Friday or Easter Monday (although most companies give both) are statutory holidays.
Two days before Easter Sunday, on Good Friday, is a public holiday as well.

In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday are public holidays.
It is a holiday for most workers except some shopping malls which keep open for half day.
Many businesses give their employees almost a week off called Easter break.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But Kato, the Japanese cerebrate Christman, right?

Yes, you’re darn right.  But I’d say, it has someting to do with commercialism—just like Vatentine Day, you know.  The Japanese businessmen simplly take advantage of the Western customs to make a profit.

So, the Japanese businessmen haven’t taken advantage of Easter yet, have they?

No, as far as I know, most of the Japanese are not particularily interested in Easter.

Why not?

Well… You see, Diane, Easter is a moveable feast, isn’t it?

Yes, that’s right.  The date is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar.  In 325, the First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox.

Gee… Diane, you’re quite knowledgeable.

Thank you… I’m a devoted Christian, you know.

For the Japanese, the March equinox is even more important than Easter.

Why is that?

Well … the March equinox or Vernal Equinox Day (春分の日) is a public holiday in Japan.

Oh, really?

As you know, the vernal equinox can occur on different dates in different timezones.  The Vernal Equinox occurs on the date of the Northward equinox in Japan Standard Time, usually March 20 or 21.  But the date of the holiday is not officially declared until February of the previous year, due to the need for recent astronomical measurements.

So the Japanese have been traditionally enjoying a public holidy on the March equinox day.

Actually, Vernal Equinox Day became a public holiday in 1948.  Prior to that it was the date of Shunki kōreisai (春季皇霊祭), which was an event relating to Shintoism. Like other Japanese holidays, this holiday was repackaged as a non-religious holiday for the sake of separation of religion and state in Japan’s postwar constitution.


Diane, do you know that some people believe Easter is 100% concentrated paganism?

Why is that?

Well … they say, the Easter egg, the Easter bunny, and the Easter Sunrise Mass have the filthy origins.

Oh…?  I’ve never heard of those filthy origins.

Here’s an interesting Easter History, which your pastor doesn’t want you to know.

Kato, how dare you present those video clips!?  I don’t like those filthy theories!

I thought you were open-minded.

Yes, I’m still open-minded but …

But what?

Well … in any case, what are those “Easter Bloopers”?

Good question!  Watch the following funny clip:

【Himiko’s Monologue】

Well … It’s funny, isn’t it?

As a matter of fact, I enjoy Easter myself because I love Easter eggs.


I also love the Easter bunny.


Besides, I always enjoy wearing my Easter outfit.


In any case, I hope Kato will write another interesting article soon.
So please come back to see me.

Have a nice day!
Bye bye …

If you’ve got some time,

Please read one of the following artciles:

“Wright and Japan”

“Taliesin Banzai”

“Memrory Lane to Sendai”

“Aunt Sleepie”

“Titanic @ Sendai”



“Roly-poly in the wild”

“Silence is dull”

“Zen and Chi Gong”

“Piano Lesson”

“Dangerous Relation”

“Electra Complex”


“Covent Garden”

“Fatal Relation”

“Notre Dame”

“Anne Frank”

“Biker Babe”

“Diane Girdles the Globe”

“Diane in Casablanca”

“Infidelity Neighbourhood”

“Forest Bathing”

“Enjoy Ramen!”

“Sex, Violence, Love”

“Halifax to Vancouver”

“A Thread of Destiny”

“Fujiyama Geisha”

“Beaver Lake”

“God is Near!”

“Holy Cow@Rose Garden”

“Vancouver Earthquake”



“You Love Japan, eh?”

“Eight Bridges”

“First Love”

“Fright on Flight”

“Boy’s Movie”

“From Summer to Eternity”

“Sōseki & Glenn Gould”


“Dream Dream Dream”

“In Search of Your Footprint”

“Little Night Music”

“Merry X’mas”

“Happy New Year!”

“Long live Diane!”

“Mona Lisa”

“Flu Shot”

“Selfish TD Bank”

“Talk with Mozart”

“Bliss for Diane!”

“Romantic Bohemian”

“TD Bank or Mozart?”

“Diane@TD Bank”

“Tear Jerker”

“Diane in Chorus Line”

“Pork or Friend?”

Hi, I’m June Adams.

In Western Christianity, Easter is preceded by Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (not counting Sundays).

The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition.

The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday, with the Wednesday before Easter being known as Spy Wednesday.

The last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday).


Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion.

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for “Three Days”).

Many churches begin celebrating Easter late in the evening of Holy Saturday at a service called the Easter Vigil.

In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called “Easter Monday”.

The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with “Easter”, e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc.

Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday.

The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday.

Eastertide, or Paschaltide, the season of Easter, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts until the day of Pentecost, seven weeks later.







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