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Easter Is Bigger Than Christmas? Really?

My wife had to go to Wal-mart last night, and called ahead to make sure they weren’t closing early for Easter. The woman there said they are open 24 hours every day of the year except Christmas.

That reminded me of how it wasn’t until I became a Catholic as an adult that I really understood that Easter was a bigger theological deal than Christmas. I had been catechized by the commercial culture. It seriously had never occurred to me until I was instructed so that Easter is by far the more important holiday to Christians. I suspect this is fairly common in America.

I would love to hear from Christian readers of this blog who don’t live in the US if this was (is) their experience.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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