In England, Easter is one of the major Christian celebrations of the year. It is full of traditional displays and one of its most common traditions is the Easter egg hunts. Easter Sunday symbolises good luck and fertility which is why eggs are used in this celebration since it is believed to be a symbol of spring and new life. Easter marks both the end of winter and the end of Lent. This makes it a time of celebration and a time to have fun. There are special church services to begin the big celebration and traditional dishes such as the lamb roast are served on Easter Sunday. Family and friends may be invited as it is also a tradition to do so. Getting around on Easter Sunday may prove challenging as public transport systems may not run or sometimes run on a different schedule. So you must prepare yourself, if you will be attending any events on that day.

The Church of England uses bright colours such as yellow or gold for the Easter Sunday celebrations. The bunny is an Easter symbol and children are sent into the gardens to hunt the eggs that the bunnies have hidden. They are made to believe that if they are good, the Easter Bunny will leave eggs for them. Everyone, including the people who are not Christians, partakes in the Egg hunts. Apart from the egg hunt, people may simply go about and exchange Easter eggs that are painted in various colours.

Others play egg games by having egg-rolls rolling down slopes to determine a winner by comparing which egg goes farthest or play a game where they roll hard-boiled eggs over each other’s eggs. The owner of the egg that breaks after being rolled losses the game. This is a custom still observed, especially in the North of England.