Join the Easter fun April 5th
What is Easter?
Easter, and the associated holidays, are religious celebrations in the Christian calendar and do not fall on a fixed date each year. The date Easter falls on varies in the range of 22 March to 25 April inclusive. Find out more about the Easter holiday.
When is Easter 2015?
In 2015 Good Friday falls on 3rd April 2015, Easter Sunday is on 5th April, and Easter Monday is the 6th April.
Interesting facts about Easter
- Customs that have become associated with Easter include egg hunting, the Easter Bunny, and Easter parades.
- The week before Easter is called Holy Week, and it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
- Easter eggs are given out to celebrate the Easter holiday. The oldest tradition is to use dyed chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute eggs made from chocolate.
- The English word "Easter" which comes from the Pagan word "Eostre". The Anglo-Saxon word for April was "Eostre-monath", the month of openings.
Easter recipes are available all year round. Inspiring recipes for everything from the perfect roast and sides, to the best sweet treats from Tesco Real Food: Easter recipes. Foods traditionally eaten at Easter include hot-cross buns, Roast lamb, Simnel cakes.
There are lots of ideas for Easter all year round from Tesco Living online.
Everything from Easter crafts and printables to Easter games and activities for the kids.