Easter Sunday will be falling on the last day of March this year, and as it’s a little earlier than usual we’re finding that it’s sneaking up on us all a bit too quickly. While many are out battling the supermarket queues in search of great eggs for family and friends, we know others here in Bacchus Marsh and around the world are celebrating Easter with their own special traditions.
While many of us may think of Easter as an opportunity to have a holiday from school or work and pig out on chocolate, it’s also a holiday with a long tradition and history behind it, and it’s celebrated in many different ways around the world.
Easter eggs are decorated and hung from tree branches in Germany, while in Croatia and Slovenia an Easter basket is prepared with bread, ham, horseradish, coloured eggs and potica. Swedish families serve up a traditional feasts on Easter Saturday with herring, salmon, potatoes and eggs all making the menu, and bonfires are also lit during Holy Saturday making it a huge event.
Here in Bacchus Marsh, families often enjoy decorating eggs, indulging in Easter egg hunts, munching on hot cross buns and spending time with loved ones during the break.
What’s your Easter tradition?