The Duggars Call Easter a Different Name and Celebrate in Weird Duggar Fashion

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On Sunday, millions of Americans gathered with loved ones to celebrate the resurrection of a towering figure who many believe to be the foretold savior of mankind.

We're talking, of course, about Jon Snow.

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar in Silver Dollar City

But in addition to one of the final Game of Thrones nights, yesterday was also significant because it was Easter ... or as the Duggars call it, Resurrection Day.

Yes, the Duggars like to keep the focus on JC during their holiday festivities (and during everything else they do in life, to be honest).

And so, Easter becomes Resurrection Day and Christmas is Jesus' birthday.

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(We're pretty sure their kids would have gotten the point of the celebration without the name change, but whatever floats your ark.)

Anyway, Michelle spoke about the family's celebration in 2014, just months before the Josh Duggar sex scandals led to the cancelation of her first reality show, 19 Kids and Counting.

“We call it ‘Resurrection Day’ because we really want to make the focus and emphasis on the fact that it’s the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” Michelle explained at the time.

Michelle Ruark

It seems that in most ways, the Duggar festivities resemble those you would find in many homes across America.

"We sing songs, we draw pictures of the cross, and we make cookies," the mother of 19 added.

"We will make cookies and decorate them, and then we memorize little verses,” she adds.

Okay, so Easter isn't really a cookie-baking, song-singing occasion for most of us, but the whole thing sounds pretty normal by Duggar standards ... until you get to the pickles.

Duggars in 2014

Apparently, each of the Duggar children gets a jar of pickles in their Easter basket.

“The Duggars love pickles. I think it probably started that when my mom is pregnant she craves pickles, that is the one thing," Jessa Duggar once told In Touch.

"Every time we see her eating pickles we say ‘Are you pregnant?'” 

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It gets weirder.

Joy-Anna revealed that when a Duggar takes his or her first bite of a pickle, it's considered a monumental event.

“Any time a family member tries a pickle for the first time, we always go around and take videos and pictures and everyone comes around to watch their facial expression,” she said.

Oof. We're sure Freud would have a field day with a family who's so uptight about sex being obsessed with pickles, but we're gonna leave it alone.

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Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex