The idea of spending Easter holidays in a different country has aged very well. More and more people are beginning to think that these traditional festivals need an exotic touch, some secret ingredient to make every holiday a memorable vacation. Well, secret or not, we did some digging to find out the best destinations for your Easter Holidays 2019. Factors taken into consideration are the overall costs, the general desirability of these tourist destinations, and how relevant they are to the purpose of your visit – Easter 2019. For those of you still walking on that tightrope of indecision; to go or not to go, the burning question, see if these destinations change your mind. The point is that you make the most of your holidays.
Lebanon takes centre stage this year as the most appealing destination for your next Easter holidays. With a sizable cross-section of the country’s population being Christian, both Easter and Christmas celebrations are carried out in a vigorous fashion. Look forward to passing through decorated streets, coming across displays and ceremonious pageants, and ending up at stalls that offer Easter goodies, especially those sweetmeats called Maamoul. Attend the Good Friday mass, and join the high tide of locals in the markets, parks, and restaurants. Falling in the last days of April, the weather is going to be moderate and perfect for outings. Slip away from the four walls of your routine and enjoy your holidays in a different environment. Cheap flights to Lebanon make it easier than ever!
Besides the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays, Norwegians enjoy the preceding Thursday, the Maundy Thursday, as a day off as well. It is weeklong of get-togethers and back-to-back festivities. The Oslo Cathedral, and later on, the Frogner Park will be jam-packed with foreigners and locals alike. If yours is a family trip, all the better! Local boys and girls dress up like mages and tweeny witches, and the town looks as if it came straight out of Little Witch Academia. Give them some chocolates, or they will cast a spell on you! Have a hearty feast of fish and other seafood. This is specific to Easter in Norway and Sweden, so give it a go. While you are at it, try taking out some time for a visit to the museum or go for a hike. The Oslo Opera House may have some miracle/morality play going on at this time of the year.
If you want to experience holidays in a totally different season, say autumn, then why not book cheap flights to Australia? From Good Friday to Easter Monday, we have public holidays here, so all the major spots are crowded. Foreigners will absorb an exotic ambience that will set the mood early on. Get in line at the bakery to get your hands on eggs and buns. They make special Easter buns with a cross stroked on top. Speaking of buns and bunnies, it is worth mentioning here that Aussies consider bilby, and not the rabbit, as their Easter symbol. The Sydney Easter Show is a major attraction, if you are in Sydney, do pay a visit.
Make sure to put all eggs in the Filipino basket, Easter or otherwise. The Philippines is a year-round destination for tourists from across the globe. Little wonder that Easter is celebrated in the country with great enthusiasm and much preparation. The Christian community here has its own Easter-related traditions. People swap meat for fish in their regular diet, and the holy week is spent in the remembrance of Christ’s passion and serious meditation, until the big day, Easter Sunday. This is when the cities paint an entirely different picture, one of happiness and festivity. In addition to mass service in the churches earlier in the day, the majority of people hit the streets in processions and go Easter egg hunting later on. Major venues host different shows and performances as well.
Attending church, chanting hymns, and hosting bonfires at night, Easter in Kenya seems like Easter in any other country, but wait! Kenyan culture has internalised the said festival, and it looks more and more localised as the day passes. Minors and teenagers spend their days doing different sports, dances, and the like fun activities. Much of the focus remains fixed on good food, and Easter Sundays are known for occasioning such delicacies as the roasted nyama choma. Restaurants in particular offer special Easter menus and discounts, so get your taste buds ready for a soul-satisfying experience.
Putting off your safari expedition for a better time in the near future? Well, Easter is as good an excuse as any for you to pack your stuff and head off to Kenya. Why settle for one experience when you can have both.
All in all, this is the time for you to consider dropping your worry-box for the time being and celebrating Easter like never before.