Celebration of Easter on 16th of April

Variously painted and brightly decorated eggs, Easter egg rolling and Easter egg hunts have become integral to the celebration of Easter – most important Christian celebration. This year Christians all over the world celebrate Easter on 16th of April and kids will be eager to find eggs and little presents that Easter bunny has left for them.

In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. For thousands of years, Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox as well. For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular egg-related traditions. An egg hunt involves hiding eggs outside for children to run around and find on Easter morning. Eggs are rolled as a symbolic re-enactment of the rolling away of the stone from Christ’s tomb.

In Bali there are so many events this year to celebrate Easter in tropical surroundings! Families are welcomed at tons of great places for fun and food, kids can hunt for Easter eggs and adults for – champagne bottles! Easter colouring competitions, kids parades, Easter egg decorating, face painting, fashion shows, there is something for everyone. Plus off course brunches, luncheons and “Feaster” gourmet feasts. Happy Easter everyone!■

Bali Pocket Magazine