Easter is fast approaching and you need to come up with fun things to do to mark the big season. The holiday celebration has been a reserve for Christians who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but non-Christians have also begun to observe and celebrate the holiday. To others, it’s just a break from work.
Does South Africa celebrate Easter? Yes, it does. The holiday is one of the 2020 holidays to be observed in the country. Typically, Easter weekend falls in late March to mid-April. In 2020, Easter Sunday will be on the 12th of April, and Good Friday 2020 will be on the 10th of April. Is Easter Sunday a public holiday in South Africa? Yes it is, and Easter 2020 celebrations will be observed across the country.
This is coupled with lots of chocolate eggs, bunnies, egg-decorating workshops and feasts mostly composed of native dishes. You might be wondering what fun activities to do with your family and friends.
Complete a list of fun things to do at Easter
Here is a list of fun activities for both children and adults during one of 2020 calendar holidays, that is, the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ:
Activities for the kids
Here are some of the activities that will excite your kids:
Golden egg hunt
Enjoy Easter weekend South Africa celebrations by enrolling your children for the egg hunt at Kenilworth. The event will accommodate toddlers from the age of three to six and junior kids aged seven to eleven. The organizers will offer separate hunts for different age groups to ensure that the kids enjoy to the fullest. They will also enjoy inflatable castle jumps, horse riding, face painting, among other fun activities.
Lindt Gold Bunny Maze V and A Waterfront
In Cape Town, your kids will have a happy Easter weekend at the Lindt Gold Bunny Maze V and A Waterfront. Here, they will enjoy searching hidden chocolates, enjoy sand art, and spend time at petting zoo. This event takes place every second hour at the Barrow Court, making kids have ample time to enjoy.
Egg Painting workshops at Winchester Mansions
Let your kids enjoy Easter Saturday by giving them a chance to paint their own Easter eggs and get messy. Parents can also indulge in home baked treats and treat themselves with a salted chocolate caramel tart.
They also offer great accommodation for your Easter holiday that includes a suite for two adults and a child. You will also enjoy a free egg painting kit, hot & delicious breakfast, and hot cross buns for just R2,600 a night.
Enjoy discounted prices and shopping at Rand Show. You will have an opportunity to meet all exhibitors from all over the country showcasing their favorite cosmetics, furniture, French cheese, textiles, and bathroom fixtures among others.
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Easter Sunday is for the kids and you ought to give them the best. Start with a miniature golf that also incorporates egg hunt. They will later head to the pool where they can enjoy hot chips, burgers and other refreshments.
Activities for adults
Just like entertaining the kids, you also need an activity as an adult to make you enjoy your holiday and make it a memorable one.
This is not a reserve for kids only. Adults can also decorate eggs in an elegant way. You can enjoy this by spraying eggs with a silver or gold spray paint, and you can keep them as Christmas tree ornaments. You can also replace eggs with takeaway sauce pots and fill them with beverages and hide them. Let your guests do the hunt for the sweet shots.
If you decide to stay indoors with your loved ones, you can opt to bake and cook your favorite dishes. You can try assorted dishes like pickled fish and cross buns mostly associated with this great holiday.
Enjoy this with a three-course meal that includes a chicken pate, steamed bao buns or soup. Move onto main meal that consists of puff pastry, ostrich stew among other dishes. End of your lunch with chocolate mandarin, strawberry tart or tiramisu.
Hold a dance off
If you feel that you are too old for Easter eggs, then you can treat yourself and your loved ones to a dance off. All you need is a music system and little presents for the dance off winners. You can always select good Hip Hop or Dance Hall music online. If you do not particularly enjoy these genres, you can try your favourite music genre.
Easter weekend is coming. Let your family and friends to be part of the South Africa holidays.