Should Christians celebrate Easter? Last year on this blog I called Easter the most important Christian event so far. http://millennialdreams.blogspot.com/2009/04/most-important-christian-event-so-far.html
I Corinthians 15 says that if Christ wasn't resurrected, preaching is in vain, and our faith is empty and futile if He didn't rise from the dead. Certainly in my opinion His resurrection is something to celebrate, whether once a year on Easter, every Sunday or every day. He is the Savior, conquering death and covering our sins. He is not just a great example.
Recently I gave away most of our Easter bunny decorations. I had gone all out because it was the one holiday that the family came to our house. The granddaughter changed the purple cloth to the white cloth on the cross in the front yard on Easter and we had prayer and a short Bible reading before the main meal in the middle of the day. The granddaughter also got to go on an Easter egg hunt in the back yard, but I do believe she knew the real meaning of why we were celebrating Easter. This year the family plans have changed and I am glad to not have all those decorations. We will eat our usual first of the month shared lunch (pot luck, or pot providence) after the worship service. That will be our Easter Sunday, just like every other first of the month Sunday. Later in the day we are expected to get together with family. So very different from last year. I am okay with this. Just really like to enjoy fellowship on the "front porch" or wherever.
All Reformed believers do not agree about an Easter celebration. Consider this article about the pagan roots of Easter. http://www.apuritansmind.com/ChristianWalk/McMahonEaster.htm
Someone said on Facebook this week that Christ is holy but the week is not holy in and of itself. What do you think? Okay for a family time at someone's home? Have Easter candy? Decorate eggs?