The hunt is on as Easter rolls around this weekend! For some it marks the celebration and commemoration of a religious icon and for others it’s simply a break from work.
Either way, the Easter holiday celebrations stretch from city to city and promises a weekend full of laughter, family-time and a whole lot of chocolate!
Easter weekend stretches from 12th April to 15th of April in South Africa, some interesting facts about Easter:
- Monday the 15th of April is a National Holiday renamed Family Day to include everyone in the religious celebration, no matter which faith you follow.
- Approximately 90 million chocolate bunnies are sold at Easter.
- The biggest chocolate bunny was created by an artist in South Africa in 2010. It weighed just over 2721 kgs and stood at just over 3.5m tall.
🐣Easter Weekend in South Africa
Check out what the rest of the country is getting up to this Easter Weekend!
- Easter Weekend in Cape Town 2020
- Easter Weekend in Johannesburg 2020
- Easter Weekend in Pretoria 2020
- Easter Weekend in Durban 2020
Staying In Ideas This Easter Weekend
Easter is a time to be with your family and loved ones. South Africans love entertaining their favourites at home. Here are some ideas for spending the long weekend at home.
For The Kids This Easter
A traditional favourite is the classic Easter Egg Hunt. Hide some yummy treats in the garden or around the house and let your little bunny hop around collecting them. Alternatively, you could hide healthy treats and snacks if you want to avoid all the sugar this day brings.
Painting and decorating eggs is a favourite activity among the kids. A good idea would be to empty the eggs a few days before Easter, so they dry properly making painting them a little less messy.
- How To Empty An Egg - Use a pin and poke two tiny holes into the egg shell, One at the top and one at the bottom… Then blow into the egg through the bottom hole and the insides will come out of the top hole.
Simple white paper plates make great rabbit masks for those little ones who like themed play time. The kids love Easter and they love the candy that goes hand in hand with this festive holiday, before attending any Easter Egg Hunts, put a healthy snack in their bellies to absorb all the sugar they’re about to consume.
For The Couples This Easter
Whether you’re spending Easter Friday with your significant other or entertaining friends and family, we have put together some fun creative ideas to make your get together the most memorable one to come.
Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t decorate some eggs in an elegant fashion.
Gold or silver spray paint makes for a flawless finish on any egg and what’s even handier is they can be used as Christmas tree ornaments later down the line.
Another great idea for decorated eggs are table places with guests names carefully written on a custom egg made just for them. A tiny keepsake they can treasure forever.
Instead of hunting for eggs in the garden why not fill tiny takeaway sauce pots with an alcoholic beverage of your choice. Sweet shooters are a good idea as they appeal to all tastes; hide them around the garden and have your guest hunt for easter shooters.
Just you and your loved one this Easter? Why not do some easter cooking and baking. In South Africa, pickled fish and hot cross buns are synonymous with this holiday.
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