You know what they say “Da Yom Sham El-Nessim, Da Yom Dayman 3azeem”, and it really is. Growing up, we always looked at Easter as a happy occasion where we would hang out with our families and ditch school for a few days! Now, that we’re older, we can’t help but love to hate these 6 things:
1. Complaining about how nasty Feseekh and Renga are but devouring them anyway
Admit it, we do it every year. We complain about the smell. We say that it’s rotten fish, but we end up eating them every single time, because Feseekh and Renga, they don’t go to our tummies, they hop right into our hearts!
2. Engage in a meaningless conversation of how you eat Renga but not Feseekh and vice versa
It doesn’t matter how old you are. You will still do it every year, and somehow the thing you aren’t eating is the one which is bad for your health, right? Well, whatever makes you happy.
3. Color eggs
If you’re old, you do it for the sake of your children, nephews, cousins and nieces. Most of the times though the eggs are not really colorful or even pretty. They usually turn out into faded-colored-weird-looking eggs!
4. Complain about the same repetitive songs on the radio, yet end up singing to them after a while
Never have I ever sat awkwardly in my car and sung “Da yom sham el nessim, da yom dayman 3azeem”, right? OK, now DRINK UP! Don’t worry though, we get you. The songs kind of grow on you after a while!
5. Dread the family gathering that, thanks to Sham El-Nessim, you now have to attend
Sham El-Nessim is a family holiday, and it’s one of the few occasions where your family can meet up and have a laugh or two. And while you might dread the awkward “Enty leh lesa matgwzteesh?” and the “What are you doing now?” questions from your uncle, whom you’ve never had a real conversation with in the first place, you still learn to appreciate the presence of your family. At the end of the day, they love you more than you love yourself.
6. Say that Easter in not actually a Christian holiday, but it’s a Phaoronic tradition
Ok Sherlock, does it really matter? At the end of the day, it’s a holiday which makes us happy. Forget about your country’s heritage for a while and focus on the good things!
Happy holidays everyone!