March 29, 2013
Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ's crucifixion, and occurs two days before Easter Sunday.. It is not a federal holiday in the United States, although it is a state holiday in some areas. However, many financial markets and some businesses are closed on Good Friday. Many students have this day off from school. Eggs are being dyed, hams are being planned, and spring is blooming.
Some Christians may attend special church services or prayer vigils. Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer for many Christians. The candles are often extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses may be draped in black, purple or gray cloth. Some Catholics treat Good Friday as a day of fasting, while others observe a partial fast involving the exclusion of meat.
She is shopping for Easter bunny goodies and groceries. Some people bake hot cross buns, a traditional Good Friday sweet. Good Friday is another day at work for many Americans, as it is not a national holiday. Some people may choose to take a day off work and have a long "Spring Break" weekend. Drive Safe.
Right Now She Could be
Arranging a Easter Basket
Going to church
Getting a manicure
Knowing how to cook a hard-boiled eggs can come in handy this time of year. For many families, gathering around the kitchen table and decorating Easter eggs for a backyard hunt is a time-honored tradition.
How to make perfect hard-boiled eggs for Easter
If she's dyeing Easter eggs at home this weekend, these recipes from around the web should help you boil the eggs perfectly. I know, boiling an egg sounds simple, and truth be told, it is. But for the uninitiated, there's a few tips and tricks that will help prevent green eggs (yes, they exist and are the result of overcooking) and also make your eggs easier to peel when it comes time to have an Easter snack.
2. The always crafty Martha Stewart has her own recipe on how to hard boil eggs on her website here.
3. Food Network also weighs in with their recipe on making that perfect hard-boiled egg. Check it out here.
Easter egg decorating tips and ideas
Between those options, you should be more than ready for the next step. Once you've got the perfect hard-boiled egg, it's time to break out the color and start dipping, dunking, swirling and creating your masterpiece.
If you're not out for the extravagance of some of these incredible designs, some of these ideas will keep the kids entertained and create plenty of fun Easter egg designs:
1. These Easter egg decorating tips from Celebrations include egg pets, marbleized eggs, confetti eggs and more that the kids will love to decorate.
2. Disney has plenty of ideas that include melted crayon eggs, tie-dye eggs and egg wreaths.
3. If you want your Easter egg decorations to last for a while after the holiday, model and lifestyle guru Heidi Klum gives a riveting video demonstration here on how to blow out Easter eggs. Egg-dyeing tips and some inexpensive decorating ideas are also included.
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