This Sunday is a cause for celebration. Maybe you're one of the millions of Americans who will be celebrating the anniversary of zombie Jesus Day. Maybe you're one of the millions of Americans who's more comfortably obscured by a haze of pot smoke. Either way, this Sunday is a big one.
That's right, this Sunday, two high holidays are overlapping. Christians will be sitting down around a finely dressed table to celebrate Easter, while stoners will be lounging on whatever assorted dumpster refuse they cobbled into a living room set to celebrate 420.
For those of you who aren't aware, Easter is an annual celebration where Christians get together and hoard eggs and talk about Jesus (he's kind of a big deal with them). 420, on the other hand, is an annual celebration where marijuana aficionados get lit and talk about Trey Anastasio (he's kind of like their Jesus).
To date, the controversy surrounding this overlap has been approximately zero. Christians aren't about to let someone spoil their Easter just because they're baked, and stoners aren't about to let someone destroy their 420 because they've totally forgotten that Easter was a thing.
While at first it would seem that these two holidays have virtually nothing in common, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to point out that the cult of marijuana and the cult of Jesus have more in common than either side would like to admit. Just think about it: both teams love to feel persecuted, both teams make people uncomfortable when they talk passionately about their beliefs, and both teams firmly believe in the sanctity of a Friday where you don't go to work.
Join me, won't you, as we explore the reasons why Easter and 420 should always share a calendar date.