27th March 2018
27th March 2018
Ensure a household of happy bunnies this Easter with help from The Pantiles! Our stores are choc-a-block with tempting treats, spring styles, beauty booty and eggs-cellent gadgets.
And with plenty of mouth-watering meal options in our cafes and restaurants over the Easter break, celebrating in style is a cinch!
Easter is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is the culmination of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer and penance.
The week prior to Easter is referred to as Holy Week and culminates in Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In western Christianity, the Easter season begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending on Pentecost Sunday.
Easter and its related holidays are ‘moveable feasts’, meaning that they do not fall on a fixed date in the Gregorian or Julian calendars, which only follow the cycle of the sun.
It has come to be the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or soonest after 21st March, but calculations vary in East and West.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar. In many languages, the words for ‘Easter’ and ‘Passover’ are identical or very similar.
Easter customs vary across the Christian world and include visiting church, decorating Easter eggs (a symbol of an empty tomb), Easter egg hunts, Easter parades and exchanging gifts.
Some interesting Easter facts:
Easter is the perfect opportunity to get in the kitchen and create cakes and bakes for family and friends. These simple Easter Cupcakes are easy to make with children and are great for Easter treats or to give as gifts.
100g Self Raising Flour
100g Caster Sugar
100g Butter (softened)
2 Free Range Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
For the Buttercream Icing:
140g Butter (softened)
280g Icing Sugar (sifted)
1-2 Tablespoons of Milk
Grated Milk Chocolate
Packet of Mini Eggs
Makes 12 cupcakes
Happy Easter from everyone at The Pantiles!