Easter Things and Autumn Flings.
It might only seem like five minutes since the Christmas tree was being put away, but Easter is already approaching! It is the most colourful and joyful festival. Every country in the world that celebrates Easter has its own take on how it is done. Some choose to celebrate Easter in various ways depending on their religious beliefs, interests and hobbies.
When Easter Sunday is mentioned today, most people think of egg hunts, Easter bunnies and gifting Easter baskets. A highly anticipated holiday offers an opportunity to gather with family. Families around the world gather together for special Easter celebrations that often include church services on Easter Sunday morning and a big family meal in the afternoon.
Some deck out the house with their favourite decorations, send out greeting cards while children look forward to colourful baskets filled with candy and toys, egg hunts, parades, and new outfits.
In Australia, which is located in the southern hemisphere, Easter falls during autumn; this coincides with school holidays for the kids and most parts of Australia enjoy some of the best weather of the year. Because of this, Easter often involves outdoor pursuits and adventure spent with friends and family.
There are also many cultural events and festivals that take place over Easter. Activities and exhibits for kids and charitable and cultural organizations for the adults.
Some use this holiday to escape their everyday life and spend time in the great outdoors. Long days spent at the beach, playing sports at a park, camping or travelling interstate to visit loved ones.
But with the current pandemic situation, Easter will be a bit different this year for most families, but it doesn’t have to be less special. In fact, you can use the holiday to spend more time with your immediate family and make lasting memories.
With physical or social distancing recommendations still in place and vaccine distribution still in progress, family games and dinner, won’t look the same as they have in years past.
This may not be the year of new outfits for the whole family or your most creative egg designs yet, but you can still celebrate.
Here are a few tips to keep this day special while at home. It may not be what it used to, but you and your family will be all the safer for it.
Hold virtual get-togethers.
For many, this is a holiday dedicated to catching up with extended family and spending quality time with loved ones. Due to guidelines against large gatherings, that can be difficult but not impossible. You can always try organizing a Zoom call together.
Focus more on activities, rather than candies.
It is one of the biggest days of the year for candy eating, but this year may be a bit different. Instead of hopping your kids up on sugar, focus on planning activities you can do around the house or in the yard. Organizing an Easter-themed scavenger hunt or baking pastel treats sounds fun!
Do an alternative egg hunt.
Setting the kids loose on a field or playground dotted with eggs isn’t really social distancing, especially if you typically do it as a group with other families. You’ll have to get creative this year. It might not give kids the same satisfaction of cracking open eggs filled with candy, but it can keep them entertained.
Attend Easter services virtually.
You can stay connected with your church on Easter by checking to see if it’s hosting a digital service. Many churches are live streaming their services on the internet so can still attend services online.
While the celebration is closely religious, These three most popular Easter symbols still continue to be used today as in the past.
We have also listed some gift ideas if you’re looking for fun Easter gift ideas that will help you create extra special moments with your loved ones!
Eggs in particular are a symbol of fertility and rebirth.
The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.
The baskets came to symbolize new life as well. An Easter basket is a special basket used in Easter celebrations. All of these symbols of fertility were passed down through the ages-the bunny, the eggs, the basket itself-to be reimagined into the Easter traditions we hold dear to us today.
Eitherway, we want to celebrate Easter, use this time to connect, relax and spend more time with your loved ones.
To all people around the world who celebrate Easter, we join you in your celebration. May Easter give your life new meaning. Happy Easter!
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