Today is Easter Monday, also called "Bright Monday" in Eastern Orthodox (and Byzantine Rite Catholic) churches. It marks the second day of Eastertide and, for some religious groups, the start of a week's worth of special liturgies.
Many countries celebrate the day as a national holiday, usually those with a large Christian population and history. In some countries, the day takes-on a unique spin, like in Germany where families head for the fields and hold Easter egg races. In Egypt, people have outdoor picnics where they eat fermented mullet. And in Ireland, on Easter Monday the people commemorate the beginning of the Easter Rising of 1916 when Irish revolutionaries stood-up to their British colonizers in a suppressed attempt to achieve Irish independence.
Though Easter Monday is a national holiday in many countries (including Egypt), it is largely ignored in the United States. Nevertheless, given the current national sequestering, many Americans may find them observing the day at home—like so many others around the world.
The American Art Deco vase, shown above, was made in the 1930's by Roseville in Ohio. Its clean, classic lines—combined with crisp white glazing—makes it the perfect vase for a fresh start at Eastertide. Click on the photo above to learn more about it.
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