Three blondes died and are at the gates of heaven. St. Peter
tells them that they can enter the gates if they can answer
one simple question.
St. Peter asks the first blonde "What is Easter?" The blonde
replies, "oh, thats easy. It's the holiday in November when
everyone gets together and eats turkey."
"Wrong" says St. Peter. He turns to the second blonde and
asks her the same question.
She replies: "Easter is the holiday when we put up a tree,
exchange presents, and celebrate the birth of Jesus."
"Wrong", says St. Peter in disgust. He turns to the third blonde,
and asks her the same question. "Do you know what Easter is?"
"Yes, I do" replied the blonde, "Easter is the Christian holiday
that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover. Jesus
and his disciples were eating at the last supper and Jesus was
later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of his
disciples. The Romans took him to be crucified and he was
stabbed in his side, made to wear a crown of thorns, and was
hung on a cross with nails through his hands. He was buried in
a cave which was sealed off by a large boulder."
St. Peter smiles broadly with delight. The third blonde
continues: "Every year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus
can come out...and, if he sees his shadow, there will be six more
weeks of winter."