16 Things That Happen To Every Nigerian Catholic When Easter Weekend Is Near

March 24, 2016

1. When you realize it’s a 4 – day weekend.

This is the life.

2. When your boss gives you work today and says the deadline is Friday…

…but Friday is Good Friday and there’s no work.

3. When you keep hearing ‘Easter bunny’ and ‘Easter eggs’ on TV but you’re in Nigeria so you don’t even understand why they exist.

Rice and chicken. As usual.

4. When your friends start asking you why Catholics take Easter so seriously.

Is it ya concern?

5. When you realize that you will actually be in church from Thursday to Sunday.

And you have to follow Jesus to Galilee on Monday.

6. But all those non-Catholics are getting a holiday too, and they’re not spending all of it in church.

SMH!

7. And on Good Friday, you cannot eat meat, so it’s a fishy affair.

Which is probably not much fun, except it’s peppersoup.

8. When you do something bad on Easter Saturday but you cannot be sad, because Jesus already died for your sins on Good Friday.

Bless you, Lord.

9. “Bless me father for I have sinned. It’s been 8 years since my last confession…”

8 YEARS?!

10. When you’re at Peter’s fire and they get to the part where he betrayed Jesus and the guilt just washes over you.

And you start promising not to sin again.

11. When you sleep off during vigil so you’re not awake at midnight when Jesus rises.

No really, how do you feel?

12. When Easter Sunday service is so long, you’re sure it’s penance for all your sins.

I won’t sin again.

13. But you console yourslef with the fire jollof rice at home after church so you try to relax.

Take your time, Sir.

14. When your parents STILL waste time greeting their friends after church.

Even today? You saw them last week!!!!

15. When all your non-Catholic family friends come to your house for ‘Easter Party’ so you have to be a waiter on the day your Lord rose from the dead.

It’s not your fault.

16. But finally, you’re happy it’s Easter because it means lent is over, and so is the long fast.

*relief*
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