How do you plan on celebrating Easter Saturday with your kids? If you’d like to treat them to hopping great time, an arts and crafts activity will be underway at the Brookfield Markets.
Hosted by Kenmore West Kindy, the Easter Saturday event on 3 April 2021 at the Brookfield Markets will run from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children joining this event will be able to colour and decorate Easter egg baskets, which they will fill up with goodies at the Easter egg hunt happening at 9:30 a.m.
Colourful and decorated eggs have been an integral part of Easter celebrations around the world. In Australia, Easter is not complete without the kids getting their chocolate Easter eggs, which are usually stored in colourful containers.
The egg represents new life and rebirth, thus the association with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But historians also claim that the practice of decorating eggs and Easter egg hunts are of pagan origin dating back to the Mesopotamian period thousands of years ago. In their culture, it’s customary to decorate ostrich eggs, which are placed next to the graves of the dead.
Early Christians in Mesopotamia followed the egg symbolism for Judaism but stained the egg’s outer surface with red to denote the blood of Jesus Christ. Greek Christian Churches and Russian Orthodox Churches also adopted similar practices.
Modern customs gave rise to Easter egg candies and other traditions like the early morning Easter egg hunt and the Easter bunny.
Meanwhile, the Easter Saturday event at the Brookfield Markets is COVID-safe. Registration is not required, however, if you are feeling unwell please follow the government advice and stay home.
For more details about Easter Saturday at the Brookfield Markets, check the Facebook event page.