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Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Early Christians began Easter traditions, which have spread and evolved over the roughly 2000 years since. The most well-known symbols of Easter are the cross, eggs, and rabbits. In most of the western world, Easter is often referred to as “Easter Weekend” and it consists of Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday, which are public holidays in some countries and regions.
When is Easter? The date of Easter Weekend varies from year to year, but in western countries it is always between March 22 and April 25, with Easter Sunday falling within 7 days after the full moon during this period. The most common customs are attending church services, decorating eggs, and eating special food.
Easter in New Zealand
Easter in New Zealand is in Autumn, so it is a great time for fragrant hot crossed buns. Children and adults alike love Easter eggs, with children eagerly waiting for the Easter Bunny to deliver the eggs ready for Easter. Kids also love Easter egg hunts. Everyone also enjoys time off work and school during the Easter holidays.
Christians attend special church services and sing Easter songs. Local Easter plays are also held, and there are many non-religious events, such as the Easter show and Easter fireworks in Auckland, music concerts, large-scale Easter egg hunts, and kids activity programmes.
Easter is a great time for any type of shopping because all major shops have major sales. However, Easter Monday is a public holiday in New Zealand, so plan your shopping by checking leaflets, flyers, and catalogues. Visit https://my-catalogue.nz for New World’s Easter hours, Countdown’s Easter hours, and Farmland’s Easter hours. While you are there, you can also look at a wide range of leaflets that will help you find the best deals, stay within your budget, and have a very happy Easter.