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.
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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:

Gift Ideas

Chocolates, chocolates, chocolates

http://www.definitelychocolate.com.au/ Chocolates are classic but never out-of-date gifts on Easter holiday.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 or for boys online with ToysOnline who is the Australian Online Toys Specialists having a large collection of the latest toys, games and hobbies.

Gift Baskets

easter gift basket Surprise your partners or kids with a gourmet Easter gift basket from Macarthur Baskets, one of Australia’s leading Gift basket and Hamper suppliers.

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.

Getaway holidays

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 with GoDo

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.

Greeting Cards

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.
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