Easter is a Christian celebtration of the ressurection of Jesus. The celebration span over four days (from Friday to Monday). Easter Friday, largely known as Good Friday represents the day that Jesus was crucified. On easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the ressurection of Jesus. In most countries, the Monday after easter Sunday is observed as a holiday. Easter celebrations are often marked with the Easter bunny and easter eggs.
Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs on or just after the spring equinox. This means every year, the exact dates change.
This year 2022, Easter will be celebrated on the 17th of April.
Most Christians celebrate Easter by attending church services. Services will be focusing on celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus. Easter egg hunting is also another Easter celebration tradition that is still practised.
Easter is based on the lunar cycles of the Jewish calender. The dates where Easter is celebrated change as they depend on the moon. Easter Sunday is supposed to fall on the Sunday after the Passover full moon. As the day of the full moon changes every year, the dates where easter is celebrated also change.
Easter is associated with anything and everything relating to eggs, chocolates and bunnies. Soft bunies make the cutest easter gifts. In addition, you can never go wrong with a box of easter themed chocolated or easter eggs. You could also consider making your own personalised easter basket. However, some shops also sell already made ones. Baked goods that are also easter themed make great gifts for easter.
Almost every store has easter sales that allow you to enjoy your easter holiday to the maximum. Checkers, one of South Africa's leading stores carries a wide selection of easter goodies which are almost always on sale. Other stores like Pick N Pay, Spar and Clicks also have a lot of easter sales.