Today being Easter for much of the world's population I've been lamenting the lack of a coinciding Pastafarian holiday. Just as the Christians decided Christmas and Easter would occur on the same days as already popular "pagan" holidays, it makes sense that we would set our holidays to coincide with popular Christian ones.
A friend who is reading The Gospel and becoming familiar with our religion texted me today and wished me a Hoppy Eatster. They knew it would be silly to wish me a Happy Easter, but Hoppy Eatster must have been inspired by the FSM.
I think you can have it be Hoppy instead of of Happy either because of the hops used to make beer, or because we may wish to include rabbits (which hop) in our celebration for absolutely no good reason whatsoever (just as the Christians do). Just as the Christians do, we can ignore that the rabbits are really there due to the roots of the holiday being a pagan fertility festival. Or you can dispense with all that and just go with Happy Eatster instead of Hoppy.
Eat-ster simply recognizes that our religion is quite food based and most of our holidays and rituatls involve food (probably pasta) and therefore eating. I propose that Eatster would be celebrated much like Ramendan - by eating large quantities of pasta, and/or really anything else you want to eat.
So, any time someone has wished me Happy Easter today, I have replied "Happy Eatster to you too". They don't seem to notice the slight difference in pronunciation - either that or they were really wishing me Happy Eatster to start with.
We really have a shortage of holidays (Holiday, Ramendan, Pastaover, Halloween, and International Talk Like a Pirate Day) - so I'd like to propose we add Eatster to the list. Anybody second? Maybe it's not clever enough, but Easter seems like a toughie.
I can see the fnords.