There’s much to celebrate at Easter. As well as Easter traditions of chocolate and Easter egg hunts, it’s also a religious holiday. We have lots of ideas to celebrate Easter with your family including Easter events like the Sydney Royal Easter Show as well as organising Easter egg hunts at home, doing Easter craft and reading Easter-themed books with your kids.
When is Easter in 2022?
This year, Easter falls on Sunday 17 April 2022. The date of Easter changes every year as it is the first Sunday after the full moon following the March spring equinox.
What is the significance of Easter?
Easter, which is also called Resurrection Day is one of the holiest days of the year for Christians as it is a celebration of Jesus Christ’s resurrection, his returning from the dead. Christians believe that it is the holiest day of the year. Easter is just the conclusion. The “Passion of Christ” period begins on Ash Wednesday with Lent, a 40 days period of fasting. Before Easter is the Holy Week. It begins with Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before Easter which marks Jesus’s arrival in Jerusalem. Jesus’ Last Supper is celebrated on Maundy Thursday, his crucifixion on Good Friday and Holy Saturday (the day before his resurrection).
Why are Easter eggs and Easter bunny associated with Easter?
Eggs are a symbol of rebirth and fertility so it is thought that it represents the rebirth of Jesus. The significance of the Easter Bunny comes from the celebration of Easter in springtime (Northern hemisphere), a time of rebirth and fertility. Rabbits are known for their prolific breeding. This has now evolved into a tradition in which the Easter Bunny delivers chocolate eggs and sweets to kids on Sunday morning.
Celebrating Easter 2022 in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter
The best things in life are sweet! Whether you believe that the Easter Bunny or the Easter Bilby delivers eggs to Australian children, have fun celebrating Easter with your family with local events in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter region.
The Best 2022 Easter Events in Sydney To Enjoy With Kids
It’s an egg-stravaganza! Check out all the fun Easter events around Sydney for families & kids including Easter Egg Hunts, Easter shows and Easter High Teas!
How to Have a Great Family Day Out at the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show
Australia’s biggest celebration of the country, the Sydney Royal Easter Show is back for 2022 with tickets on sale now. Although the show is described as an agricultural show, it’s much more than that. It’s a celebration of rural and agricultural industry dating back to 1823 and includes animal displays, award-winning produce and crafts, amusement rides and showbags. Here are our best tips to save money and enjoy the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show with your kids. Find out more
How to Organise an Easter Egg Hunt at Home
This year, organise your own Easter Egg Hunt for kids in your house or backyard. It’s not that hard and it’s lots of fun. In this article, we’ve provided helpful hints on what eggs to use, where to hide them and why you need to count the eggs before you hide them. Find out more
15 Eggscellent Easter Play Activities For Kids
Enjoy some Easter play fun with your kids! Keep your children busy while learning & developing important skills with 15 unique Easter activities. There’s lots of fun activities you can do at home including Easter sensory trays, Easter egg drip painting and roll painting, nature bunnies, frozen chickens and a Good Friday cross. Find out more
10 Easter Craft Ideas for Kids & Families
Celebrate Easter with some fun hands-on craft. Our friends at CleverPatch (an amazing craft supply company headquartered right here in the Hunter) have provided us with some inspiration for craft family fun over the Easter holidays. You can do the traditional painting of Easter eggs, but this year, try something eggs-tra with these fun Easter craft ideas. Find out more
15+ Best Easter Books for Kids and Families
If the Easter Bunny brings books to your house as well as Easter eggs, here’s some recommendations. We’ve put together a list of Easter board books, picture books and activity books for kids to enjoy. There’s books about Easter eggs, Easter Bunny as well as the story of Jesus. Find out more
15 Best Easter Movies to Watch With The Family
weekend by watching movies or TV specials. In this guide, we’ve put together a list of movies and TV specials to watch. Some of them are specifically Easter and faith movies while others are more loosely related. Think chocolate and rabbits! Find out more
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