Covid-19 Lifestyle

Celebrate this Easter differently

With the world in lockdown, here are a few suggestions to preserve the festive fervour of Easter with a little novelty.

Easter is different this year due to lockdowns and social distancing norms. It means the usual Easter party will have to do with a blank guestlist if you host and no invitations if you’re attending. It’s also a time to find ways to celebrate Easter differently and still have a fun Sunday.

Hunt Easter eggs online

With community Easter egg hunts and family gatherings out of the equation, virtual Easter egg hunts are a novelty. Online egg hunts have been around for a while but they’re primed to take off this year amid the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bring home an Easter special from abroad

The Polish bake an Easter cake named after the word for Grandmother, the Lithuanians eat sausage made from potatoes, and the Italians have wedding soup for Easter! Give your Easter feast a foreign makeover with these European Easter specials.

Share a virtual Easter feast

Cooked up an Easter feast but no one to share? Incorrect. Gather friends and family via video call and share an Easter brunch. It’s perhaps the first and last time you might do so. Plan in advance so every family that joins the virtual brunch can start together at a pre-appointed time. This Easter Zoom and Google Hangouts is all you need to bring the family together, virtually.

Live-stream Easter service

If you attend church service, the Vatican is live-streaming Pope Francis at St. Peter Basilica via its YouTube channel, and local churches across the globe are doing the same. All you need is a device connected to the internet and a re-creation at home of the reverence reserved for church service to begin Easter Sunday the way you do every year.

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, marking the beginning of a new life. There’s a parallel in the COVID-10 pandemic which has shown glimpses of what could perhaps be the beginning of a new world order.

By Romeo Coutinho

Rationalist, truth seeker, full time writer, part time dreamer.

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