One of the most sacred holidays for Christians is Easter that celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection. Easter is traditionally observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring Equinox (March 21), which can happen between March 22 and April 25.
This year’s Easter celebration will take place on Sunday, April 9. It is a time for joy, celebration, and renewal, and it is one of the most important holidays in the Christian calendar. Given that Calcutta is a city with a sizable Christian population, the festival is celebrated with aplomb.
Here are 10 things you can do to make the most of the day.
1. Fun games
One can engage in a variety of entertaining activities and games to celebrate Easter, the most popular among them being the egg hunt game. You can play this fun game with friends and family and set it up inside your home and garden.
2. Create handmade decorations and goodies
Easter decor and cakes
A girl decorating Easter eggs
Festivals are all about exchanging goodies and there’s nothing more personal than gifting goodies created by hand. Consider creating crafts and greeting cards. Create original crafts with an Easter theme, such as bunny ears and egg decorations.
3. An eggtastic day
One of Easter’s main themes is eggs. Create mouth-watering egg recipes and serve your family a variety of egg meals. Apart from the traditional Easter eggs, you can also make egg cakes, French omelettes, and toasts to make your day filled with eggs.
4. Décor on point
Make an effort to create theme décor for your home. Easter-themed wreaths or flowers are appropriate. Your table can be decorated with Easter-themed settings.
5. Indulge in treats
Treat yourself to Easter delicacies like hot cross buns, Easter eggs, and chocolate bunnies.
6. Plan a day out
Try getting out with your friends and families on this Easter Sunday. Many of the hotels or places like Flurys have numerous combo deals and fantastic Easter discounts.
7. Visit a church
Easter service to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ
During Easter, churches are the most tranquil places to visit. Many churches in Calcutta organise special Easter services like hymns, prayers and processions.
8. Organise an eve party
Since it’s Easter Sunday, you can invite your friends and family around for a party on Saturday night. Celebrate and have dinner with your loved ones.
9. Watch movies
On Easter, you can watch Easter-themed movies such as The Passion of the Christ and Hop.
10. Try to donate
Today is the day to give to the needy. Get in touch with any organisation and contribute something to them. By volunteering at a charity, you may also devote your time to those in need.
Pictures: The Telegraph and Shutterstock