Easter has a different meaning for everyone. For Christians it marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, for others it’s the start of spring (autumn in Australia), but for most people it means a long weekend. The Australian traditions are different from the rest of the world. Easter begins with Shrove Tuesday and ends 50 days later with Whitsun. So how do Aussies celebrate this 50-day long celebration? Here you will find a list of what we think is the traditional way to spend the Easter holidays:
- The Royal Easter Show: this event started on April 10 and is known for the parades, delicious food, firework, display of farm animals and more fun activities for kids.
- Bilby: the bunny rabbit is reported to have destroyed the agricultural crops. For this reason Aussies like to have the Bilby as the Easter symbol. Its long ears are similar to that of a rabbit.
- Shrove Tuesday: or Pancake Day marks the beginning of Easter and is all about sharing and selling pancakes.
- Hot Cross Buns: is a typical Easter treat. Great fun to make and eat!
- Easter hunt: hiding eggs and let kids hunt for them is the most know tradition. Usually the eggs are hidden at home or in the gardens.
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