The majority of the holiday focus this week goes towards Easter. Between church services, Easter egg hunts, taking pictures with the Easter Bunny, and gathering with extended families on Easter Sunday, the other holiday aspects of the week tend to take a backseat. The other religious components of this week include Passover and Good Friday, and we want to acknowledge those parts of the week for those Cheapsters who are interested.
We will start with Passover. Starting tonight on Monday, April 14 and continuing through the evening of Tuesday, April 22, Passover is a Jewish festival commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago from slavery in ancient Egypt. If you’ve seen The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston, you’re familiar with the origins of Passover. As for today, one of the other cities in the On the Cheap family (New York City, to be specific), posted last week about a FREE Passover holiday recipe app. The app is from Manischewitz, and you can read up on the full details at NYC on the Cheap.
Then, there’s Good Friday. Christians recognize Good Friday as the day when Christ died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins. The religious side of Easter is about the resurrection, but Good Friday is significant to some Cheapsters as well. If that includes you, you might be interested in signing up for the 46th Annual Good Friday breakfast from the YMCA. From 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Friday April 18, you can listen to a speech by Sujo Jones, a survivor of 9/11 while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Admission is FREE, but you have register ahead of time so that the YMCA knows how many will be attending the event. Click here to sign up if you want to attend.