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Why Do African Americans Celebrate Easter Monday

Ms BlackHollywood

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Easter Sunday is the day most kids and parents look forward to, but Easter Monday is a tradition that many African American families also observe.

Easter Monday dates back in U.S. history to the 1890s and the White House which held a traditional egg roll and hunt for children.  Black children and their parents were not allowed to attend the event so they started their own tradition with egg hunts, Easter bunnies, costumes, and African storytelling. 

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    JIM

    April 19, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    HUH!!!!

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    miriam

    April 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Easter Monday…an African American celebration? That is BULLSHIT plain ad simple! Just like the “tradition” of welcoming a new baby with a “SIP AND SEE”….You need to walkback this EASTER MONDAY MESS!

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    Shawn J.

    April 19, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Wow! This is the FIRST time I’ve EVER HEARD of a holiday called “Easter Monday”! Wish I had heard of it years ago!

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