Holy Humor Sunday

Are you aware that today is known by some as "Holy Humor Sunday"? I had never heard of such an observance until Jeff Brown wrote to tell me he was participating in the event at his church (and needed some Pocket Puppets to give away after the service).

It seems that for centuries in Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant countries, the week following Easter Sunday, including "Bright Sunday" (the Sunday after Easter), was observed by the faithful as "days of joy and laughter" with parties and picnics to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. I'm told some American churches are resurrecting this old Easter custom begun by the Greeks in those early centuries of Christianity.

I'm curious, did your church celebrate "Holy Humor Sunday" today? And if so, was ventriloquism part of the festivities?

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