Three blondes died and arrived at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greeted them and told them they would be able to enter if they could answer one simple question, “What is Easter?”
The first blonde replied, “Oh, that’s so easy. That’s the holiday in November when everyone gets together to give thanks and eat lots of turkey.”
“I’m sorry, but that’s incorrect.” replied St. Peter, as he approached the second blonde. “It’s the holiday in December,” she replied. “That’s when we put up a tree, exchange gifts and celebrate the birth of Jesus.”
“I’m sorry, that’s incorrect also.” exclaimed a disgusted St. Peter, as he approached the third blonde. “Oh, I know what Easter is,” she said confidently.
“Really?” said a concerned St. Peter. “Sure. Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus was ready to complete his ministry on earth and ate his last supper, the Passover meal, with his disciples. After that evening, he was betrayed and turned over to a Jewish mob by one of the disciples. After a show trial, the Romans tortured him, made him wear a crown of thorns, took him to be crucified. Finally, he was stabbed in the side to make sure he was dead. He was buried in a nearby cave which was sealed off by a large boulder,” she explained.
St. Peter was delighted with her knowledge. Seeing this, she continued, “Each year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus can come out. If he sees his shadow, that means we’re in for six more weeks of winter.”