Passover, Easter 2012: Celebrities Who Might Be Celebrating The Holidays [PHOTOS]

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  • Stephen Colbert
    Funny man Stephen Colbert is Catholic. "I love my church, and I'm a Catholic who was raised by intellectuals, who were very devout," he told Time Out magazine, according to a Washington Post report. "I was raised to believe that you could question the church and still be a Catholic." Reuters
  • Harry Connick Jr.
    Harry Connick Jr. is Catholic. "I'm a practicing Catholic, but I don't necessarily think it's something people want to hear me talk about," he told Christianity Today. "But if I'm asked about it, I'll talk about it." Reuters
  • Fran Drescher
    Fran Drescher recently tweeted the following: "Zeezum Pesach! Chag Same'ach! Happy Passover! Brad Pitt is not invited to seder because nothing can get turned on after sundown." Reuters
  • Mel Gibson
    The controversial Mel Gibson was raised Catholic. He's made many an interesting comment -- and at least one movie, "The Passion of the Christ" -- on religious matters. Reuters
  • Jonah Hill
    Jonah Hill was raised Jewish. He described his bar mitzvah as "magical" in a January 2012 interview with the Jewish Journal. Reuters
  • Nicole Kidman
    Nicole Kidman got some flak for participating in the film "The Golden Compass," which was perceived by some as being against the Catholic Church, but she stuck to her guns. She told Entertainment Weekly that she was raised Catholic and that the Catholic Church was part of her "essence." Reuters
  • Adriana Lima
    Adriana Lima told GQ in 2006 that she was Catholic, went to church every Sunday, and was waiting until marriage to have sex. Reuters
  • Natalie Portman
    Fellow "Black Swan" actress Natalie Portman is Jewish and can even speak Hebrew. Portman was born in Jerusalem. Reuters
  • Seth Rogen
    Seth Rogen grew up Jewish and married his wife, Lauren Miller, in a Jewish ceremony. Reuters
  • Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler wed his wife in 2003 in a Jewish ceremony, according to a People report. Reuters
  • Maria Shriver
    Maria Shriver married Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Catholic church. Reuters
  • Jessica Simpson
    Jessica Simpson comes from a religious family and started singing in her Baptist church. Reuters
  • Mark Wahlberg
    Mark Wahlberg has credited his faith with helping him keep his life on track. He said in an interview with Piers Morgan that he likes to start his day by going to church and saying prayers. Reuters
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The holy days of Easter and Passover are upon us, calling for the observant to drop what they're doing and get themselves to their local house of worship.

Celebrities may not be thought of as particularly religious people, but some have been quite open about their upbringings, which often included holy day observances.

Some certainly took the time to crack a joke or two via their Twitter accounts.

Funny lady Fran Drescher tweeted the following: Zeezum Pesach! Chag Same'ach! Happy Passover! Brad Pitt is not invited to seder because nothing can get turned on after sundown.

Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory also tweeted for Passover: good evening israel and that side of the world: chag sameach! next year in jerusalem!?

Bialik and Drescher are not alone. Here are celebrities we might see at a Passover seder or at church on Sunday.

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