I apologize for the misleading title. There is no Easter in Ankara this year, at least, not for me. Naturally, there is little celebration of this Christian holiday in a Muslim country. This morning, after wishing my cat a Happy Easter, I got out of bed and checked Facebook.
I found photos by “friends” in Turkey who were celebrating the holiday their own way.
This one is from Istanbul. Joy decorated Easter Eggs! I think that’s a USA egg in the back.
Duke is celebrating his first Easter in Cappadocia! He says the caves look like the tombs where Jesus rose from the dead. Below is his photo of the Easter baskets he created. Great job Duke!
Next, I found photos of my family preparing for the big day. Apparently, my sister’s four children and her grandchildren came together yesterday to deocrate eggs. Below is a shot of her grandkids. I guess the three babies were napping and missed the photo op.
And the biggest rabbit of them all, one of my Godsons!
I started searching for all of my nieces and nephews. But I guess it’s still too early. They are likely still in bed, dreaming of Easter chocolate. I did find this shot of my niece in her school play about the last days of our Lord.
Next, I checked to see what my friends back home were up to. A high school friend had some awesome shots of her kids. And of course, she baked!
And a former colleague had posted photos from her Slavic heritage! These are the most beautiful eggs I have ever seen. And if she made them, she is in the wrong business!
Finally, some shots I took on my recent visit to Southern Germany:
Rudolf’s Neighbor had the cutest Easter tree:
And this last shot from Neusass:
Although I am spending the holiday alone with my cat, I decided to decorate my table which excites little Lucky, as he sees it all as play things!
Don’t worry about me. Being alone never bothers me too much. And besides, I also did a little chocolate shopping while in Germany. At one Euro each, I couldn’t resist buying six boxes of Weinbrand Bohnen – dark chocolate filled with brandy (or as we know them in the Henson family, Brandy Candies!)
Happy Easter to you and yours wherever you are!
We had an Easter fair here in Bodrum well attended by assorted Bodrum Belles from across Europe and North America.
That must have been fun Jack! At least it was something . . .
Happy Easter to you Terry! Thanks so much for the shout out. We enjoyed making our Easter eggs here for the first time with our Turkish friends. Hope you enjoyed your yummy chocolates!
I always love reading your blog Joy! Great work!
Hey, Terry!! Happy Easter!!! Love the article and the photos! You have a real gift!
Thanks Ann! I hope you had a great holiday!