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Easter Traditions

Easter Traditions

It is a time for Easter eggs, so where did this tradition come from? Originally eating any eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter, known as Holy Week. Any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts. The big change happened with the Victorians who adapted the tradition with satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts. That then developed into the chocolate Easter eggs we enjoy today.

As well as a fantastic range of Easter meats HERE we also have a great variety of Easter sweet treats such as:


Easter Fruit Cake Selection - This luxury fruit cake selection is the perfect gift for Easter for a loved one, or even yourself!





 Loison Colomba Easter Cake - The Colomba is a traditional Italian Easter cake, made by natural fermentation from sourdough, with an irregular oval shape reminiscent of a dove.

 Choose from: 

Classic Flavour - has a light consistency, soft and well dimpled dough and enriched with candied 'Sicilian oranges' peels. The surface is covered with Italian almond icing and granulated sugar.

Chocolate - enriched with delicious dark chocolate drops. The surface is covered with cocoa icing and decorated with granulated sugar.



Bon Bons Easter Egg Hunt  - Filled with foiled milk chocolate hollow eggs and figures. Perfect for an Easter egg hunt!





Other Global Easter Traditions



In Bermuda, people fly homemade kites on Good Friday. Legend has it, the tradition started when a local teacher had trouble explaining Jesus’s resurrection to his Sunday school class. So, he made a kite to explain the concept. 




In areas of North-Western Europe, people light large bonfires called Easter Fires on Easter Sunday and Monday. They began as a way to chase the winter away — but now they bring communities together.



In Sweden, children dress up as Easter witches and wear old clothes. Similar to Halloween, the kids walk around their neighbourhoods but they trade their artwork for sweets.


 Residents of Haux in France, serve an enormous omelette on Easter Monday. They use more than 4,500 eggs and feed up to 1,000 people.


Easter bonnet parades take place in Australia. Kids can decorate their own bonnets with bunny ears, chickens, eggs, chocolate, or flowers!


 Of course, on the of the traditional British foods for the Easter table is roast lamb Our lamb is sourced from trusted farms and estates to ensure the best quality meat. 

Whole legs of lamb are prepared in the traditional manner. A leg of lamb feeds 5 to 6 people.


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