4th April 2023
4th April 2023
Ensure a household of happy bunnies this Easter courtesy of The Pantiles. Our stores and services are choc-a-block with tempting treats, spring styles, beauty booty and eggs-cellent gadgets. Plus, with plenty of mouth-watering meal options in our cafes and restaurants, 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. This year, Easter Sunday take place on Sunday 9th April.
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 Easter trivia:
Easter is the perfect opportunity to get in the kitchen and create cakes and bakes for family and friends. This simple Easter Carrot Cake is easy to make with children and are great for an Easter treat, dessert or table showstopper!
230ml oil – preferably vegetable oil
100g natural yogurt
1½ tsp vanilla extract
½ orange, zested
265g self-raising flour
335g light muscovado sugar
2½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
265g carrots, grated
100g roughly chopped nuts
For the icing
100g salted butter
300g icing sugar
100g soft cheese
Happy Easter from everyone at The Pantiles!