Spring has arrived and Easter 2022 is just around the corner. Every year, between March and April, we get a nice long weekend for us to recharge our batteries and spend some quality time together with our families and loved ones. University and school holidays or half term breaks are tied to Easter and across the country people travel from one place to another, tracing back the steps that have taken them from their family roots to the place they now call home, into the arms of parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles.
But why is this festivity such a big deal? This year, even as we resort to opening our Easter gifts and chocolate eggs in a more sedate environment, what are we celebrating? The origin of this special day is as old as the Christian religion, if not older, as this annual celebration marks the most important point in the Christian calendar. A great opportunity to enjoy some well-deserved downtime, Easter commemorates the death of Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.This is also the most famous moveable feast in the year, as it marks the end of lent and 40 days of restraint for those that have given something up after Shrove Tuesday (pancake day). The dates of Easter and the festivities that come before it change depending on the lunar cycles of the moon, making it quite tricky to know exactly when we should get a move on and sort our Easter baskets out! So before this gets any more confusing, let's establish when exactly Easter Sunday will be this year.
What Date Is Easter Weekend 2022?
Easter Sunday falls on the 17th April 2022, which means Good Friday 2022 is on the 15th April. Like all bank holidays, though, the date is calculated well in advance. In fact, you could figure out exactly when it will be for the next thousand years if you wanted. While the date varies every year, there are specific rules to determine when it is celebrated. Easter Sunday always follows immediately after the first full moon of the spring, which is marked by the spring equinox on the 20th March.
So now and forever you know that so long as it's winter, you needn't worry about those Easter presents, but as soon as spring shows its face, you'd better have a plan in place to get your gifts. Luckily, that's exactly what we're here for, a friendly pointer towards the most convenient Easter deals for 2022. Everyone needs inspiration when it comes to Easter eggs! Such an odd tradition, right? Yet we all have been delighted with an egg-shaped chocolate at some point in our lives. If you want to be original and give it your own twist, these Easter offers will give you some inspiration. We have some great tips as well as Easter egg card ideas, but before we get there, let's deal with the big elephant in the room, shall we?
What to eat at Easter
Nothing says Easter like Easter eggs, but if this is supposed to be the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, what's an egg got to do with it? Well, there's more to it than you might initially think. On the one hand, some say that the egg stands for Christ's empty tomb. Another theory links the egg to fertility, claiming that festivity is just the Christian variation of a pre-existing celebration of spring. Either way, we can all agree that chocolate is the best type of egg out there (sorry scrambled, fried and poached!). Christians and non-Christians alike can indulge in chocolatey goodness and relax during the bank holiday weekend, safe in the knowledge that the in-laws are technically not allowed to meet at yours for Easter lunch unless it’s outside.
Oh no, what if the weather is good enough and they insist on coming over?! Take aBeer Hawk discount codeand grab yourself a crate to get through it. Why don’t you serve them a good old Sunday dinner with roast lamb, jersey royal potatoes and, if you’re feeling a bit naughty, a nice golden Yorkshire pudding (never hurt anyone!) lathered in gravy. We have a Morrisons voucher code for your online grocery shopping, so you don’t even need to go to the supermarket!
If they’re veggie, maybe hold off on the lamb. A courgette, lemon and goat’s cheese galette might make their mouths water, though! Tesco groceries have a great Easter section on their website so you can move items from their list straight into your shopping cart or check out the deals on Iceland(they do more than just frozen foods).
If we’re lucky, the weather will be miserable first thing in the morning, so we don’t receive any un- I mean completely welcome guests and can we eat hot cross buns in bed in peace, and then brighten up beautifully in the afternoon so that tea or Nespresso coffeecan be drunk with crispy nest cakes outside in the sun by the afternoon!
If you have children, a post-lunch easter egg hunt will let your stomach settle whilst you watch them running about the house or garden searching for mini eggs and other chocolate delights. Try hiding some in a tree just out of their reach so you can ‘find’ some for yourself later to go with your glass of Laithwaite’s delivered wine. Classic.
Speaking of chocolate, you will find the bestEaster egg deals at Hotel Chocolat, with eggs and quirky chocolate for kids and adults alike such as the chocolate egg on toast, or a dozen quails eggs! Use a Hotel Chocolat discount code to save on your order.
If you don’t feel like cooking then that’s okay! Grab a Just Eat discount code and enjoy a hassle-free experience. Otherwise, Domino’s Pizza has got your back. Don’t worry if you’re trying to lose weight for your holidays, Easter only comes around once a year and you can relax as no one is going anywhere any time soon! You can check out Exante for diet tips and products later. But for now enjoy the food, drink and merriment.
So now that you know exactly how to plan your eating schedule, why not go all the way and explore our full range of Easter offers. We have the best selection ofEaster food deals, whether you want to get your eggs online or you're preparing a full banquet for your family. Our selection of Easter gift ideas might tickle your fancy, too.
You're most likely staying at home for Easter 2022, and that's alright because we're going to make certain you get everything you need at the very best price so that you can have a perfect weekend, and get any extra pressies for little ones sent off in advance! With all this time to spare, it's lining up to be an excellent opportunity to order online and get eggs and other gifts delivered directly to your loved ones.
Travel obviously isn’t on the cards right now but you can book in advance for experience days or trips away with Buyagiftand Red Letter Days. Imagine a chalet with a spa, so you can relax after a day of skiing, lift pass and transport to the mountain inclusive. Ahh. Or perhaps on your holidays, family comes first. Gift an outdoor adventure break with lots of activities and opportunities to play with the kids in the park. Or if the gift is for a friend, choose a trip with beaches and posh hotels with quality entertainment that you can enjoy together alongside village guides to the most picturesque areas nearby.
Why not make the most of our Myprotein discount code for the gym king or queen in your life (let’s be honest, they will probably turn their nose up at copious amounts of chocolate unless it has added protein), or use a Typo discount codeto save on the collection of quirky gifts they have available for every personality and humour type.
Cards are a great (contact-free) way to show someone you care, and if you use a Vistaprint promo code you can save on beautiful designs made by you for that extra special touch! Photobox,instantprint and My Picture are all sites that you can put your face (or theirs) onto cards and gifts, so look at the latest deals we have for them, too. Check out other photo gift ideas here!
And you know what might make for a lovely touch to wrap up the week? Roses. Yes, roses. It doesn't have to be Valentine's or someone's birthday for you to bring scent and colour into your home, or to give your significant other a nice surprise. We have a Prestige Flowers discount codewith your name on it precisely for this season.
Jewellery is also a lovely gift idea to show your partner how much you appreciate them. Or a fun proposal idea is hiding the ring in an Easter egg! Now that would be an egg-cellent surprise! (sorry). Jokes aside, The Jewel Hut, John Greed and H.Samuel all have gorgeous rings, necklaces and more to satisfy any budget, and we have the Easter offers to knock even more off their prices. If you’re more interested in watches than jewellery, then Watch Shop is your place to go.
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Easter weekend is the time for you to take a well-earned break, so treat yourself this year, and take advantage of our collection of deals available.
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