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Easter traditions in the UK


Easter is the second most popular Christian festival after Christmas. It is a celebration filled with activities, special religious ceremonies and culture.
Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ .
British schools celebrate Easter with a 2 week holiday. Before the school holidays however, schools participate in several Easter traditions. The most popular Easter Tradition is the egg and spoon race, where children must race each other whilst balancing an egg on a small spoon. If the egg falls off the spoon, the child must start again.

Another tradition at school is the decoration of an Easter bonnet (a straw hat). Children can decorate their hats with eggs, flowers, ribbons etc and the most beautiful hat will win a prize.
Μany families, may have an egg hunt. Adults will hide small chocolate eggs around a house or garden and children then search everywhere to find them, placing any eggs they find in a basket.

Of course people send cards to friends and family wishing them a ‘Happy Easter’.
On Easter Sunday families will sit down to a big Easter lunch. Typically, the meal will include lamb.

 It is also tradition to have boiled eggs for breakfast and Hot Cross Buns for dessert or a snack. These cakes are only sold around easter time.