At Nabuh Energy, we love holidays, whether it’s seeing everyone we love on Valentine's Day or an surprising all our favourite mums on Mother's Day. So, of course, we could not pass up the opportunity to celebrate Easter is every way we could.
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the Easter holidays? Yes, we know exactly what you’re thinking. It’s Chocolate, isn’t it?
But there’s only so much chocolate we can enjoy during all those days off. Yes, we mean that - you might think that you can handle it all, but we all know that you’ll easily give up after five eggs. And that’s if you can manage even that!
So, once you get over the stomach ache and sleep it all off, how else can you celebrate Easter? Some families give each other presents, some cook a big meal.. but, unlike Christmas, there aren’t any set traditions that most houses follow.
However, don’t let that make you think that Easter traditions aren’t a big thing! We’re about to tell you all the different fun traditions families have in the UK, but also around the globe. You never know, some of these might give you the inspiration that you need to start your own.
So what can you do during Easter? We’ve put together a great list of traditions, activities and events that will get you bouncing up with excitement like you’re an Easter bunny.
Here's 7 fun traditions to inspire your Easter weekend
Did you know that Britain turns to dancing around Easter time? ‘Morris’ dancing, which is traditional folk dancing takes place at Easter time around Britain. It’s a symbol for welcoming spring and new life and starting over after winter. It could also get you in the mood for the upcoming warmer months. Morris dancing can be quite complicated, but it’s worth having a look if there’s anywhere you can and check it out! But if you can’t, why not use it as inspiration for your own traditions at home? See if you can learn some new dance moves this year.
Who said that countdowns are just for summer holidays and Christmas? It might be a little late this year, but next year you can get just as creative with your countdowns as you do with your advent calendars.
Have a small chocolate egg to eat each day or get plastic eggs and fill them with activities. This could easily be made kid friendly or adapted more towards adults, so feel free to think outside the box!
The Easter Basket
In Poland, families put together and decorate a basket to be then filled with food like cheese, sausages, painted eggs, cupcakes, bread and even salt. These are then taken to be blessed and eaten for a Sunday breakfast. Could you use this to inspire your own traditions?
You could put together a basket of your family’s favourite food, or get everyone to put in one thing they like the most to be then shared with the rest of the family.
There is so much more you can do with an Easter basket.
Create a hamper for the whole household and fill it with treats and games to keep you all busy this weekend.
Or instead, you could create personal baskets for everyone in the family. Feeling competitive? Get everyone to create their own baskets instead and then present them all on this Sunday once they are finished.
Yes, it matters what’s inside, but don’t forget about the decorations. Ribbons, flowers, crafts and even toys could make your basket stand out!
We all know about Easter egg hunts, especially here in the UK, but that doesn’t mean your family’s hunt can’t be special! It’s just another activity to get creative with. You can have a look for Easter Egg Hunt events in your location, but you could also organise your own and even get the whole neighbourhood involved. If you want something more exciting, you can create a treasure map or riddles to help the kids find the eggs.
Sprinkle The Winter Away
Some European countries, such as Hungary, have a tradition of sprinkling - pouring water over one another around Easter time. If it’s warm enough, this could turn into one big crazy water fight for the whole family!
You could take inspiration and get some water guns or just skip all that and simply go swimming! Some families spend the Easter weekend away on dips in the pool and water sports, but just a good visit to the swimming pool can be fun and memorable for everyone. Either way, a water battle sounds perfect!
Turn into detectives
It’s been rumoured that Norway has big love for crime novels and films around the Easter time, and everyone dedicates their time to becoming detectives for the weekend. Whether it's actually that popular or not, why not take some inspiration and have your own detective or murder mystery party? If that’s too much organising for you, then even a good old investigative board game could also make your weekend! Tip: connect detective mysteries with an Easter egg hunt and you’ve got yourself a great annual Easter tradition for the family.
In the U.S., egg rolling is a popular game amongst families at Easter time. But why end at just that? If you’re going to start competitive games, why not host a whole family tournament and try your skills at everything, from table tennis to dodge ball in the garden. Want to make it more Easter themed? Try and change balls in your games to eggs. Maybe dodge ball might not be the greatest idea, unless you want to get very sticky, but try playing catch without destroying your egg! You could keep note of the score, and the winner at the end of the day will get themselves a very special Easter egg.
One of the greatest things about Easter is that, although there is so much to do, there’s much less pressure on the family to do certain things (unlike at Christmas). This means that you can focus less on what you should be doing and more on just enjoying your time with the people that you love!
That’s also why we’re running an Easter giveaway on our Facebook page, to offer someone the chance to get a meal and drinks for FOUR people. Thee’s no better excuse to finally spend some time together, whether it’s with your old friends or close family. We’d like to encourage you to make some memories this Easter!
Follow this link to enter the Facebook giveaway - the winner will be announced on Easter Sunday!
We wish you all a happy and eggs-ellent Easter, from the whole team at Nabuh Energy.