Just like in every other part of the world, Easter in Australia is also celebrated with full zeal.
The occasion of Easter is respectfully started with visiting Church on Good Friday where Gospel Message is conveyed to the audience.
While the Easter Sundays are usually spent in Church and having family brunches, some of the families make the most of it by playing certain Easter games such as Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Egg roll and many more.
Easter Events in Australia
Different Easter festivals are arranged in order to relish the wonderful occasion.
Some of the biggest cultural Easter events in Australia include;
- The ‘Blessing of the Fleet Festival’ that is held in Ulladulla, New South Wales
- The ‘National Folk Festival’ held in Canberra
- The ‘Australian Gospel Music Festival’ that is held in Toowoomba, Queensland
- The ‘Royal Easter Show’ which is held in the Olympic Park, Sydney
Easter Bilby – The Australian Easter Animal
One of the biggest conflicts or dissimilarity between Australia and other countries in terms of Easter is the ‘Easter Bilby’.
Around the world, Rabbit is associated with Easter and its festivities but here in Australia, Bilby is associated with Easter.
Bilby is a tall-eared animal, small in size which feeds on insects like worms, lizards, ants and even on fruit seeds.
Bilby is considered to be the Easter animal since rabbits are believed to damage the crops in Australia. So, now bilby is thought to be the one who hides the Easter eggs.
This is also the reason why you will find ‘Chocolate Easter Bilby’ instead of chocolate Easter bunny.
To your surprise,
Bilby is an endangered species and the profit from all the chocolate Bilby candies sold is gone to safe this animal from extinction.
Easter Sundays in Australia
Majority of the businesses and organizations are closed on this day which shows the immense respect Christians living in Australia have for Easter. There are proper restrictions for some of the stores to remain closed while others can remain opened.
Australians strongly believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ which is why Easter is one of the most enjoyable events that are celebrated in the country.
You can experience Easter 2019 Festivals in Australia, like never before.