Blog > The library will be closed for Easter

Posted March 5, 2024

In observance of the holiday, Matteson Area Public Library District will be closed on March 31st to allow our staff and community members to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. We apologize for any inconvenience this closure may cause and appreciate your understanding.

While Easter is universally recognized within the Christian faith, its observance varies greatly across cultures and regions. In Greece, for example, the Easter season is marked by elaborate religious processions and feasts, culminating in a midnight Easter vigil. In Sweden, children dress up as Easter witches and go door-to-door, exchanging drawings and receiving treats.

In the United States, Easter is synonymous with colorful eggs, chocolate bunnies, and family gatherings. Communities host Easter parades, egg hunts, and festive meals, bringing people together to celebrate the joys of spring and renewal.

Fun Facts About Easter

  • The Easter egg, a symbol of new life and fertility, has been associated with Easter since ancient times.
  • The tallest chocolate Easter egg ever made stood at over 34 feet tall and weighed over 15,000 pounds. It was created in Italy in 2011.
  • The White House Easter Egg Roll, held annually on the White House lawn, dates back to 1878 and is one of the oldest annual events in U.S. presidential history.