In many countries around the world, Easter is a four-day weekend, which makes it one of the most popular times of year for travel, catching up with friends, and spending quality time with the kids.
To make most of the Easter holiday, check out our top 4 activities that will get a smile on any budget:
1) The Easter Getaway
If you're thinking of an Easter getaway, you're not alone. During the Easter long weekend in 2016, the Evening Standard in the UK estimated that there would be almost 17 million cars will be on the road, while up in the skies, Heathrow Airport was expecting 850,000 jetsetters. Wow!
As long as you prepared for traffic and are not in a rush, take advantage of the long weekend and book a relaxing getaway or an adventurous escape.
2) Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!
According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey on Easter spending, in 2017, Americans were expected to spend a record $18.4 billion on Easter, up from the previous record, set in 2016, of $17.3 billion.
Not surprisingly, candy and chocolate were on the top of everyone's list. However, following candy, 49.6 percent said they planned on purchasing clothes over Easter.
If it's retail therapy you're looking for this Easter, you're in luck. The Easter long weekend sees many retailers offering Easter sales both on and offline. Keep your eyes open for deals.
3) First Class Dining
Retail isn't the only place we like to spend money over the Easter period. More and more people prefer to spend their money on experiences rather than on material goods.
UK retail performance insights company Springboard said that where in previous years 25% of sales in stores over the Easter weekend were made in fashion, and 10% were at food and beverage outlets, this year it expected the figures to move towards 20% and 15% respectively.
In recent years, many restaurants have started offering Easter menus, and set-menus with, of course, delicious chocolate-focused deserts.
See what restaurants near you are offering special Easter menus.
4) The Easter Egg Hunt
Equally fun for you and your children, you can't go wrong with an Easter Egg Hunt. In Christchurch, for example, you can find several options including the Great New Zealand Easter Egg Hunt. Every participant will make their own Easter basket, then be given a map to find the Easter Egg Stations where they can collect their treats.
After they have gathered all their treats, everyone is welcome to stay on at Ferrymead for the Easter Sunday Steam Train day.
Most major cities hold their own Easter Egg Hunts; take a look on Google and see if there any Easter Egg Hunts are happening in your town.
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