Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is one of the most important holidays in the Christian calendar, celebrated worldwide by millions of people. Easter Weekend Celebrations in Cambridge starts on the 7th and until April 9th, 2023.
It falls on first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, which usually occurs between March 22nd and April 25th each year. The holiday is preceded by 40 days of fasting and prayer, known as Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.
During Easter, many Christians attend church services, participate in Easter egg hunts, and enjoy special meals and traditions with family and friends. The Easter egg symbolises new life and resurrection; many people decorate eggs and give them as gifts during the holiday.
The Easter bunny is another popular holiday symbol, particularly in the Western world. According to tradition, the Easter bunny brings baskets filled with eggs, candy, and other treats to children on Easter morning.
Overall, Easter is a time for reflection, renewal, and celebration. It is a time to remember Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate the hope and new life that his resurrection represents.
Several joyful and celebratory customs, such as egg decorating, Name the Panda, Egg and Spoon Race, and the “Bonnet or Hat Competition,” have sprung up around Easter in addition to its religious significance.
Ways to Celebrate Easter:
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, and it commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Easter is traditionally celebrated on the Saturday night before Easter Sunday with a religious ceremony known as Easter Vigil.
The exodus of the Jews from Egypt, as related in the Old Bible, is also linked to the Christian celebration of Easter as Passover.
Easter baskets often contain chocolate-filled eggs or elaborately decorated eggs stuffed with candies. Easter weekend comes after a period of fasting for many Christians. Therefore many choose to splurge in celebration.
Customs such as giving candy and eggs to children on Sunday morning Easter Bunny mark the non-religious Easter holiday. Games like egg rolling, egg decorating, and treasure hunts for Easter eggs are other secular Easter customs.
Design Your Egg:
Dyeing, painting, and decorating hard-boiled eggs with vibrant patterns is a British Easter custom. Eggs like these are commonly used for “egg hunts,” where youngsters seek out concealed prizes by searching gardens, parks, or other outdoor areas. Anciently, some families have celebrated Easter by rolling eggs down hills as a metaphor for removing the stone from Jesus’ tomb.
Name the Panda:
This Easter, we at the Brook Pub in Mill Road, Cambridge, have devised an ideal game called Name the Panda. Those who can come up with fun-loving and cute names can win exciting prizes. The only thing you need to do is to think of a cute name and send us your details before Sunday.
Egg and Spoon Race:
The egg and spoon race is a classic Eastertime activity that is widely celebrated across the globe.
The egg and spoon race aims to get to the finish line as quickly as possible while keeping the egg balanced on the spoon. If the egg slips off the spoon, the player must pause the game to retrieve it. The winner is the first person to reach the finish line without breaking the egg.
The game can be played solo or with a group, and it is frequently included in Easter celebrations as part of an egg hunt. Everyone of any age may have a good time playing this game.
Bonnet or Hat Competition:
Now that Easter fun is on the way, we have also included a game called Bonnet or Hat Competition. Create a fun hat and drop it at the Brook Pub, Cambridge, before Easter. The best-designed hat will win an exciting prize.
Easter Bunny Presents:
On Easter, don’t just get the largest chocolate bunny you can find without any thought. A meaningful gift will show how much you value those closest to you, so why not try something new this year? Do they take pleasure in tasty desserts? Or maybe they’d like something more noticeable, like a plant or flower pot.
Easter chocolate hamper: Collaborate with some pals to create the ultimate Easter chocolate hamper for someone who deserves it. If you want to show your loved ones how much you care, put some additional effort into a hamper. Putting together a hamper can be more costly, but if you get together with other friends, Collective makes it simple to divide the bill. Here is where you may get a copy to download.
Flower pot – Bored with the same old Easter basket handouts year after year? The plant lovers in your circle will appreciate your artistic efforts if you decorate some unique flower pots. Unlike a chocolate egg, which may be eaten in a matter of minutes, this is something they can keep forever because of its sentimental value.
Gift cards: Have any adolescents in your family that could appreciate gift cards? If that’s the case, you may assume they’re over Easter and all things bunny-related. Our app lets you buy various gift cards with your winnings, so you can use the money wisely and give them a present they’ll enjoy. Collaborate as a family and give them an item from their wish list.
The Typical British Easter Feast consists of the following:
Like their counterparts in other countries and cultures, many British observe specific Easter rituals every year. Food plays a significant role in many British celebrations, and many holidays have traditional dishes associated with them. As predicted, all British stores will stock a select number of Easter-related merchandise in the weeks leading up to the holiday.
Traditional Easter Breakfast :
The traditional Easter morning meal differs by culture and area. Hot cross buns, sweet spiced buns with a cross on top, are a traditional Easter breakfast food in some countries, as are pancakes with syrup and fruit in others, such as the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
In addition to the traditional Easter fare of eggs and bread, some cultures celebrate the holiday with savoury foods like gammon, bacon or smoked salmon. Cheese, pastries, sausages, and various bread and cakes are typical Easter meals.
Easter breakfast may be more extravagant than usual in some cultures because of the holiday’s significance. It’s common for some families to make their particular meals and observe their customs when hosting Easter brunch.
Traditional Easter Lunch:
Roast lamb, a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, is a staple of the traditional Easter brunch in the United Kingdom, frequently accompanied by a mint sauce or gravy. Nevertheless, gammon and beef are also possibilities.
Vegetables like potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and peas can be roasted or steamed as a side dish, and hot cross buns can round out the dinner. Dessert options include a Simnel cake, a fruitcake topped with marzipan and 11 marzipan balls to represent the 11 apostles (excluding Judas).
In addition to chocolate eggs and Easter nests, classic British Easter treats include Easter biscuits and hot cross buns. The main purpose of the meal is to bring people together as they celebrate the occasion.
Traditional Easter Dinner:
Traditional Easter Dinner in the United Kingdom is quite similar to Easter lunch. It typically consists of roast lamb or other meat and roasted or boiled vegetables, including potatoes, carrots, parsnips and peas.
Yorkshire puddings, stuffing, and gravy are a few examples of other frequent accompaniments. Easter desserts, including Easter cookies, hot cross buns, chocolate eggs, and Easter nests, are common, as is the classic fruitcake known as a Simnel cake, which is topped with 11 marzipan balls.
Generally speaking, the Easter dinner is a festive meal shared by loved ones in honour of the festival. The specific foods and traditions may differ depending on the family’s cultural and geographical origins.
Brook Pub Easter Food Special:
We at The Brook Pub have planned to celebrate the Easter Weekend with some fun and food specials. We’re are cooking special authentic South Indian Thali’s on Easter Friday and Saturday (7&8 April) and Easter Sunday special Roast on April 9th. You can enjoy both Veg & Chicken Thali’s, and remember it’s DINE IN ONLY.
- Veg starter or chicken starter
- Veg curry or chicken curry
- South Indian Dal
- Vegetable Fry
- Chutney /Pickle
- Bottomless Rice
Apart from the Easter weekend fun and food we also serve some amazing cocktails and drinks. Do not miss the Karaoke night on 7th April, 2023. Those who love to sing and dance to the tunes of music can take part and have a great time.
Easter Symbols and Their Meanings:
Easter is a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and many common symbols are associated with the holiday. Let’s find out what all the Easter symbols symbolise by reading up on them.
Eggs: Easter eggs represent the gravestone placed over the cave entrance where Jesus was buried. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is also represented by eggs hatching after being crucified.
The Easter Bunny: It is a universally recognised symbol of the arrival of spring.
The lilies are a traditional Easter flower, representing rebirth and innocence.
The Lamb: The Bible calls Jesus “The Lamb of God” (or “The Lamb”).
The Cross: It’s a symbol of Jesus Christ’s triumph over death.
Leaves from palm trees were among the offerings made to Jesus by the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Easter hats are worn as a symbol of joy following Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday.
Spring Flowers: Like tulips and daffodils bloom in the spring to celebrate Easter and the beginning of a new season.
Hot-cross buns symbolise Jesus’ crucifixion because they resemble the cross he was hung on.
Candles represent Christ as the source of all light and hope for humanity.
Pretzels are a unique food symbol because they may be moulded into the shape of folded hands.
Baby Animals: New life is represented by the influx of newborn animals in the spring.
The Butterfly: The Christian symbolism, butterflies represent Christ’s resurrection. It represents key moments in his life, including arrest, crucifixion, and resurrection.
We at The Brook Pub, Cambridge, host the best Easter party on Sunday, where you can enjoy some fun-filled games and Easter Sunday Roast. Remember to design your egg, name the panda and hat decoration to win exciting prizes. The winners will be announced on Easter. So hurry up and start designing today.