Easter parade – families and food

Ballantynes Easter
Icing eggs and other Easter goodies at Ballantynes. Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference HW08-img-fe111

Tomorrow is Good Friday (note: not Easter Friday).  It, and Easter Monday, are public holidays and so our libraries will be closed. But Saturday and Sunday aren’t public hols – so the libraries will be open.

Last Easter Donna remembered some of her favourite Easter things.  Seeing all those coloured Easter eggs reminded me of what a family time Easter is for many people and how the giving of Easter eggs is still a treat for young and old.

As a child I had an indulgent aunt who showered me with wonderful eggs – so much so that I was still dealing with them weeks if not months later. Some of them looked awfully like those pink and blue confections. Fortunately (or not) they seemed to have a long shelf life.  Hot cross buns toasted and served with butter, a sit down family feast with all the roast trimmings – these traditions have continued on in our families.

Another tradition is uncertain Easter weather! Sometimes wonderful, sometimes so bad like the Easter where the dining table at our house was given over to a giant Where’s Wally jigsaw that kept the family amused for several wet days. Make sure you are prepared for all eventualities with goodies from our collections.

Easter Parade
Easter Parade heading down Oxford Terrace toward the Catholic Cathedral in Barbadoes Street. Forester’s Hotel is on the left. c. 1950.

What does Easter mean to you? Do you have Easter-y traditions?

One thought on “Easter parade – families and food

  1. missbeecrafty 18 April 2014 / 3:09 pm

    To me, there’s nothing that says Easter like home made Hot Cross Buns complete with pastry crosses.

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