Easter is one of the most popular festivals around the world to celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. Easter holiday is a moveable feast because
it doesn't fall on the same day every year. Instead, it always falls on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25 every year.
In Australia, Easter is celebrated with public holidays from Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, to Easter Monday, the day after Easter Sunday.
Most families take this opportunity of the long weekend to have a short holiday in the countryside or at an interstate resort. Other people often
spend time with their family and friends or do some gardening and house maintenance work.
Are you stuck on what to do or what to give friends and family, something different from
Easter eggs or hot cross buns? We have done the research for you and here are some recommended activities and gift ideas for you to select from:
Chocolates, chocolates, chocolates
Chocolates are classic but never out-of-date gifts on Easter holiday. Whether
you give someone an Easter egg, or a Lindt Easter bunny, or a luxurious
handcrafted pure Belgian chocolate box, the recipient
will be always happy for your little but meaningful Easter present.
Toys for the kids
You could buy toys for girls
who is the Australian Online Toys Specialists having a large collection of the latest toys, games and hobbies.
What to do over the Easter Weekend?
Sydney Royal Easter Show
For Sydney residents, you cannot miss the Easter show at the Sydney Olympics park. It's fun for kids and
for the whole family. The Royal Easter Show
runs from April 1 to 14 this year.
Tickets are $22 for children and $33 for adults. Remember to check out the performance time for the
Easter pig race
before you go.
Sydney Family Show
The Sydney Family Show
offers free entry (rides cost money) for everyone. Come and see them at EQ Moore Park from April 1 to April 14.
There are many activities that you can do at the show such as the Easter bunny, carnival rides, show bags and pet parades.
Canberra National Folk Festival
The National Folk Festival
is celebrated every Easter in Canberra where people from around the country and the world
come to share in the folk songs and dances. It takes place at the Exhibition Park this year for 5 days from April 1-5, so check out their timetable here
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Since 1990, every year during Easter holiday, the East Coast Blues Festival
(also known as "Bluefest") takes place in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
Bluesfest features artists from various backgrounds including indigenous, non-European and non-English speaking backgrounds. The list of artists was already announced. Jack Johnson and the Crowded House will be there, find out more here
Want to get out of your city and experience something different?
Need To Escape
has the perfect family Easter package
for you to go to the Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise.
Alternatively, you can go to Fraser Island, Queensland on a 2 Day Safari Tour
Feeling a bit lazy?
Not so keen on getting involved in outdoor activities? Bigpond movie has a great promotion
for you to order movies from the comfort of your home
and get free delivery of movie DVDs to your letterbox. They have over 40000 titles
to choose from and for a limited time you can get 2 weeks trial of free movies
. That's enough to keep you busy over the Easter long weekend.
It's a tradition to hand Happy Easter greeting cards to each other during the Easter holiday. With the help of
online and mobile technologies, MCards has made it easier for you to send your greetings and wishes to family members and friends without the hassle of going
to a newsagency store to buy a paper card. Now everything can be done online, by clicking on one of the cards below, you will be redirected to an MMS composer form
where you could enter the recipient's mobile number and your message. The MMS greeting card will be then delivered to the recipient's mobile phone instantly.