Easter too many, is one of the most important and oldest festivals of the Christian church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
For others Easter is just another long weekend with time away, hot cross buns and Easter Eggs. With no Christian meaning attached.
The English word Easter comes from Anglo-Saxon Eastre or Estera, a Tevtonic goddess to whom sacrifice was offered in April.
Well known cultural events over the Easter weekend include the Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Ulladulla, New South Whales, the National Royal Easter Show in Sydney, NSW, the National Folk Festival in Canberra, ACT, and the Australian Gospel Music Festival in Toowoomba, QLD. There is also a range of local Easter Festivals across the Country.
On Easter Sunday traditionally there is usually the exchange of Easter eggs or the search for Easter eggs. (easter egg hunt)
Traditionally the Easter eggs were supposedly delivered by the Easter bunny. This is similar to the tradition in many European Countries. Although in Australia rabbits are seen as a pest destroying crops and natural habitats. For this reason there has been the movement to suggest the Easter eggs are hidden by the Easter bilby. (an Australian native animal).
Easter this year for my family and I has brought us once again to Noosa. Spending the easter break with good friends, sunny weather, and one of the most beautiful beachs in Australia, what more could one ask for!