CHOCOLATE eggs, hot cross buns and church services are a few of the many Easter traditions that will be enjoyed around the region this weekend.
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For six-year-old Abbiegail Ray, the special time of year is all about the Easter Bunny and spending time with family.
“We visit my Nan and we always have an Easter egg hunt,” she said.
“We go searching together and find lots of eggs, I like sharing them with my family for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”
Sister Libbey Byrne from the Myall Coast Catholic Parish said Easter eggs are used to symbolise the beginning of new life.
“For Christians, it is about the potential for new life and to celebrate that,” she said.
Sr Byrne also told News Of The Area hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday, the day which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.
“It is this day that we remember the Cross, and it reminds us that Jesus died for us,” she said.
Easter is an important Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the foundation upon which the Christian faith is based.
Sr Byrne said the celebration is about new life, new beginnings and hope.
“The message is that we are invited at this time of year to remember what Jesus did for us, and shows us how to live our lives and how to treat others,” she said.
“There is a memory of hope for us that things will be better, and a command to treat others with the same love that God has for us, to forgive, to be compassionate and look forward to the future of a better world for everyone.”
No matter how you plan to celebrate Easter, it is hoped that you enjoy the special weekend and spare a thought for those who will be working as usual.