This is a season of renewal and celebration for people of many faiths. Sunday is Easter and the most significant day of the church year in the Christian tradition. Churches of all denominations will hold services on Friday (Good Friday), Saturday (Easter Vigil ), and Sunday (Easter Morning). Passover also begins on Friday with the First Seder, and Jewish people will be celebrating a Festival of Freedom. On May 5 begins the holy month of Ramadan, which includes fasting, prayer, and celebration. This is a time, in our diverse society , that many people are deeply connected to their culture, beliefs, backgrounds, spend enjoying family and friends, and celebrate all of the blessings of life. The weather is warmer, trees are turning green, flowers are coming up, and there is a general sense of renewal, after the long cold winter.
Manassas/Prince William has a vibrant faith community. There are churches of every denomination, synagogs, mosques, Bahá’ís, and spiritual groups, Their are organizations like, Unity in the Community whose mission is to find and encourage common ground among people of different faiths. All of this supports a culture of inclusion and respect for each other, making our community more vibrant and healthy.
In addition to the religious and spiritual orientation of this season, there are many other ways to celebrate in Manassas. For instance, the Easter Bunny will be at the Manassas Mall through Saturday. What a fun way for children to participate in a long-standing tradition. Easter egg hunts and other festivities are plentiful this weekend. Here’s a list of what’s going on in our region.
If you’re looking to stay local, have you checked out, “Hop Around Downtown”? This is a “Trick or Treat” style event where a lot of businesses in the historic district participate in handing out treats to people who come to visit. It’s a great way to attract people to the area, showcase our fantastic local businesses, and have a lot of fun in the process.
There are so many options…it’s hard to choose. Get out there and have a great time this weekend. Regardless of how or what you celebrate, enjoy the days and all our area has to offer. Please let us know if you have any questions about life in Manassas, Manassas real estate, or when you’re ready for your next home.