The Easter Calendar includes the days of Easter and summarises the many festivals celebrated throughout the season.
Many people celebrate Easter by attending Church on the Friday, Saturday night or Sunday over the Easter weekend.
The focus of the weekend is on the death by crucifixion and re-birth of Jesus Christ. It is the most significant event on the Christian calendar.
There are many traditions around Easter. These vary from the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs to the eating of hot cross buns.
Easter eggs are enjoyed by most families and the tradition has been around for many years. Decorating Easter eggs is an activity that all children love to be involved with.
While Easter is primarily celebrated through the Church there are many traditions that are based around eating. You will find some popular Easter recipes to use around Easter time .
Easter Parades are a traditional part of Easter. If you are planning to see one of these magical fun filled parades we have compiled a list of Easter Parades which are fun to either visit or participate in.
Easter is wonderful time of year and we hope you all enjoy your 2016 Easter with your family and friends.
Good Friday, Friday 14 April 2017
Easter Sunday, Sunday 16 April 2017
Easter Monday, Monday 17 April 2017
The Easter Parades
The Easter parade is all about showing off. If you think you have the sleekest bonnet or Spring clothing then match on and show them what you got. Every city has its own famous parade.
New Yorkers have their own old age tradition which lies at the Fifth Avenue. At the Fifth Avenue between the 49th Street to the 57th Street is where the Easter parade in New York takes place. The parade is so famous it even has a movie and song in its honor.
The other Easter parade is exclusively for residents of New Jersey. This is among the most ancient Easter parades in the USA. The parade passes through the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and can give visitors an Easter experience of their life.
New Orleans is known to host a number of Easter Parades. The most famous ones are: Historic French Quarter Parade: participants match along the Bourbon Street every Easter morning. St. Charles Easter Parade: takes place at the St. Charles Avenue where fun and energy is the order of the day. Chris Owens Easter Parade: match to the French Quarter later in the afternoon on Easter.
We cannot fail to recognize the Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade in San Francisco. It lasts the entire day and includes awesome activities like street fairs, children performances and Easter bonnets.
2017 Easter Calendar and Gift Ideas Enjoy your Easter Holidays