Eggcellent Easter in the Swan Valley
20th March 2019
It’s that time again. Time for eggs, chocolate, bunnies and hot cross buns. Yep! We’re talking about Easter, of course.
As usual, the dates are a little different this year:
- Good Friday 19th April
- Easter Sunday 21st April
- Easter Monday 22nd April
Why is Easter celebrated on a different date each year?
You may be wondering why the dates of Easter change every year? We were wondering that too, so we did a bit of research.
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection occurred around the time of theJewish Passover, which was celebrated on the first Full Moon following the vernal equinox. This soon led to Christians celebrating Easter on different dates.
At the end of the 2nd century, some churches celebrated Easter on the day of the Passover, while others celebrated it on the following Sunday.
The date of Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon occurring on the 21st of March.
Ways to celebrate Easter in the Swan Valley
Now that you know when Easter falls this year and why the dates change the way they do, you can start deciding how you’re going to celebrate.
Why not do something different this year? Why not celebrate in the Swan Valley? We’ve compiled a list of ideas for you:
Swan Valley Easter Egg Hunt
Join family and friends at the Margaret River Chocolate Company in the Swan Valley for a FREE Easter Egg hunt on the 13th of April in the lead up to Easter.
There will even be a special appearance from none other than the Easter Bunny himself.
Four sets of hunts will occur throughout the day. However, places are limited with only 20 children in each session.
Session times are the following: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
Swan Valley Easter Lunch
Is the thought of chocolate making you hungry?
Well, if you’d like to eat something a little healthy prior to indulging in all those Easter eggs, you can book yourself in for an Easter lunch with the family.
Mandoon Estate, Duckstein Brewery and Sittella, are just some of the many delicious and decadent restaurant options within the Swan Valley area, waiting for you.
Swan Valley Easter Wine Tour
Want to really relax and unwind this Easter? On one of our decadent wine tours, you begin to relax and unwind from the moment you step onto our luxury bus.
From Sandalford to Swanbrook and Olive Farm Wines to Sittella, you spend the day sampling beautiful wines produced with local Swan Valley grapes, where the choice of wines is endless.
At the end of our wine tour, we stop at a family owned chocolate company – Whistler’s Chocolate Company. This is the perfect time to purchase some chocolate to pair with the wine for your unique Easter gift, pick up some Easter eggs, or treat yourself to something sweet. From complimentary chocolate tastings, handmade fresh fudge, ice cream, hampers, merchandise, and even chocolate body products, there really is something for everyone.
Whatever tickles your fancy this Easter, you can be sure to find something to do with your family and friends in the Swan Valley.
Want to find out more about our Swan Valley Wine Tours? Head to our Bus Tours page to choose a wine tour or bus charter option, that’s right for you.
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Easter, Swan Valley, Tours on 20th March 2019.
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