Saturday, April 07, 2012

Sufficient Saturday 
There is Good Friday, and Easter Sunday but we sometimes forget about today, the Saturday between. My suggestions are to call it Sufficient Saturday or Suffer-able Saturday (if you think you might be Catholic), but here is what the experts say:
WIKI PASTE - Holy Saturday (Latin: Sabbatum Sanctum), sometimes known as Easter Eve or Black Saturday, is the day after Good Friday. It is the day before Easter and the last day of Holy Week in which Christians prepare for Easter. Holy Saturday is sometimes called Easter Saturday_
It seems like the actual name for today is up for grabs. Here is how the contenders stack up in my mind. 
Easter Eve is out for two reasons.  First and most importantly it does not contain the name of the day like Good Friday and Easter Sunday. And secondly Easter Eve sounds too much like Easter Egg which would be confusing to small children. 
Happy Holy Saturday does not roll off the tongue easily either.
Happy Black Saturday just isn't very cheery. I mean, at every level Easter is a celebration of rebirth. In the spirit of that resurrection Good Friday is followed by Black Saturday?   
Happy Easter Saturday is confusing and takes away from Easter Sunday.  So since Saturday simply comes between a Good Friday and Easter Sunday it is sufficient.  
Happy Sufficient Saturday,

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