My first Easter as a "real" catholic was five years ago. BC. Before Children. I was able to attend all of the Holy Week celebrations: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil. I saw people coming into the Church for the first time. I sat in a pew for hours. Something I could barely stand doing for mere moments as a child.
I can promise you that if you have the chance to walk with Christ over these three days, you will be transformed.
Prepare yourself. Pray. Fast. Give alms. Deny yourself. Die to self. Be "raised" anew on Easter day. How glorious. How blessed we are. Take advantage.
Be transformed! Be transformed! Be transformed!