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Singapore embraces the fun side of Easter with special events like Easter egg hunts, decorations and exciting parades and shows.
What: Easter is typically a Christian holiday to remember the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and then his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
When: Although the date changes each year, it is usually held in late March or April. It is common to attend church services and eat food that is symbolic of the cross and rebirth, such as hot cross buns, chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies. However people of all faiths can get involved in the Easter celebrations.
Customs: Christians attend a number of church services over Easter, with Good Friday being a more sombre occasion to remember Christ’s death, followed by Holy Saturday when the faithful commemorate Christ’s rest, and finally Easter Sunday when some churches have early morning services on the beach and baptisms to symbolise new life.
Easter is particularly enjoyed by children because of the custom of giving chocolate Easter eggs or bunnies, and having an Easter egg hunt where children must find hidden eggs. Painting the shells of hollowed out eggs is another child-friendly activity while adults might enjoy a hot cross bun and lamb roast during the holiday.
Highlights: There are a number of Easter parties and activities held around Singapore, with the Universal Studios Singapore Easter Eggstravaganza one of the most popular. The theme park holds a huge Easter egg hunt, Easter-themed stage shows, a parade, an Easter buffet and colourful Easter decorations that children and parents are sure to love.
Travel: Easter is a public holiday in Singapore and while it is not especially busy compared to Christmas and New Years Eve, family attractions like the zoo and theme parks tend to be crowded.
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