Easter in the 1950s

Amy? Just want to say Happy Easter and see how you're doing in 1950-something.

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Hmmm, looks like you're tired from working long hours at the diner. 

Well, the good news is that a diner in the 1950s would never be open on Easter Sunday. That's a day all the relatives gather for a special dinner. Looks like you're finally going to get a day off to spend with the family you live with. It's Easter Sunday! 

You just want to spend Easter Sunday  with chocolate?


Or have a burger with your greaser boyfriend, Tony?

Seriously, Amy.

Easter Sunday is considered a revered time in the 1950s.

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There's church in the morning ... Easter egg hunts for the children in the afternoon ... and then dinner with the family.

                      The ENTIRE family.


Brothers and sisters...

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         Grandparents..




 

Kids...

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...and generally weird relatives and their pets.


The 1950s brought with it Easter Sundays focused on the religious meaning of Easter. Neighbours and families were all included in the holy and benevolent spirit of the day. 


It was a day when Hot Cross Buns were served for breakfast, still fresh after being purchased at the local bakery the day before. The frosting was a reminder of Jesus and the cross itself.

Still, the Easter bunny wasn't far behind. As a matter of fact, an Easter egg hunt for the children was normally in full swing on the church property immediately after the service. Eggs were collected in baskets the children brought from home.

So, get in there and try to enjoy this time with the family you live with in the 1950s, Amy.


You may think it's not very cool to be stuck in the 1950s with a mid-century family having Easter Sunday dinner.

But it might turn out to be one of your greatest memories ever.