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What to do the Monday of Holy Week

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Easter is this Sunday! It is the biggest day of celebration in our Christian year.

Since feast days are a time for joyous celebration, no work is supposed to be done at all.

How are we supposed to rest on Easter Sunday? That seems impossible with all of the ironing and Easter basket filling and cooking that needs to be done!

Well, traditionally, Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week were set aside for getting as much as possible done. All of the cleaning, cooking and ironing were all done by Wednesday so that the rest of Holy Week and Easter could be enjoyed with no distractions.

I love this tradition, especially for us moms, where it seems like Easter brings more work and stress than normal. Years ago, I started doing this and it really changed my life. We don't get everything done but we get enough done that we are able to more fully participate in Holy Week.


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