|Easter shopping guide including easter chocolates, easter gifts and easter eggs.|
Easter - Sunday 23rd March 2008;
When is Easter 2008? well it's on the 23rd March this year so not long left now to get your easter day goodies ordered, please find below a useful easter sunday shopping aid for easter gifts, easter flowers, chocolates and easter eggs to help you and your family have a very happy easter.
Easter Eggs & Chocolates;
Cadburys Gifts Direct - Easter gifts including creame egg gift pack only £10.50, milk collection egg only £10.50, vanilla and caramel collection both £10.50, easter treatsize box only £12.00, easter egg hunt pack only £14.50, super egg pack only £15.50, luxury collection only £20.00, family easter hamper only £20.00, easter sharing gift only £30, champagne collection only £40.00 and the deluxe easter hamper only £50.00.
Chocolate Buttons - Lots of new chocolate products for easter 2008 including Luxury praline filled foiled eggs, boxed easter eggs, duc d'o belgian chocolate praline filled easter eggs, chocolate crazy rooster, nestle black magic eggs, nestle heaven eggs, princess marshmallow eggs and chocolate rabbits, bunnys hares & chickens
Chocolate Trading Company - A gourmet online collection of fine chocolate easter eggs and chocolate novelties selected for their high quality ingredients and great flavour. The easter range includes mini easter eggs, luxury easter eggs gifts and chocolate novelties including easter bunnies & chicks.
Funky Hampers - Have a happy Easter in style with gifts from easter eggs to hampers and flowers including ten classic carnations only £9.95, nine chocolate eggs gift only £10.49, eggs galore gift box only £12.95, box Of forty eight hand made chocolates only £26.99, the eggstravaganza hamper only £30.49 and the easter mega mix hamper only £34.99.
Green & Blacks - Organic chocolates and gifts including the chocolate egg collection in small, medium & large £15 - £50, easter morning collection only £20.00 and the spring gardener only £40.00.
Hotel chocolat - The easter range includes the extra thick easter eggs from only £18.00, extra large easter eggs from only £46.00, egg sandwiches from only £5.00 and cocoa pod eggs from only £9.00. All the chocolate easter eggs are waiting to be opened up to reveal the secrets inside.
Thorntons - If you are mad about easter then you will love the new easter collection for 2008. From delicious continental & organic chocolate easter eggs and chocolate hampers for everyone to spring bouquets & flowers.
Woolworths - Easter gifts include two for £8.00 on all cadbury mug eggs, high school musical easter egg only £4.00 and teen easter eggs only £1.50.
Bunches - Send beautiful Easter flowers including free chocolates and a personal message card with all online orders including sunshine bouquet only £13.99, carnation celebration only £15.99, fragrant freesias only £16.99, cherry blossom only £16.99, spring tulips only £17.99, mamas delight only £19.99 & sydney only £26.99. All orders include free delivery by Royal Mail 1st class post.
Flowers Direct - Send fresh Easter flowers this year and spread a little happiness, choose from classy tulips or traditional Easter Lilies including simply carnations only £19.00, simply tulips only £20.00, spring time only £35.00, easter only £35.00 & Easter charm only £40.00. The white lily flower symbolises purity and is recognised as being the Easter flower. Until the 19th March Flowers Direct are offering free chocolate eggs with flowers ordered online.
Flying Flowers - A great range of bouquets and floral gift displays that make lovely Easter presents to suit a wide varierty of tastes. From light springtime flowers to elaborate displays there is a Easter gift for all from including red roses for your partner or pink carnations for your mum. You can also send a special message free with all the Easter flowers you purchase.
Valueflora - Send flowers online from only £9.95 which includes free UK delivery from the award winning flower delivery site. Brilliant Easter flowers delivered with free Easter eggs including twelve yellow roses with a Easter egg only £21.98, singapore orchids with a Easter egg only £21.97 and twenty yellow tulips with a easter egg only £23.97.
Easter Sunday Info;
Easter is the most important religious holiday in the Christian year. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe happened 3 days after his crucifixion.
Easter always falls on a Sunday each year between March 22nd- April 25th and for 2008 easter falls on March 23rd. Easter lasts for 2 days, with the second day called Easter Monday, the week starting with Easter Sunday is called easter week.
Easter marks the end of the 40 days of Lent, a time of fasting giving something up in readiness for easter which starts on ash Wednesday. The week leading up to easter is special in the Christian tradition with the Sunday before Easter being palm Sunday and the last three days before easter are holy Thursday, good Friday and holy Saturday with palm Sunday commemorating Jesusí entry into Jerusalem, holy Thursday commemorating the last supper and good Friday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus.
In the UK people decorate Easter eggs before easter day and get the children to hunt for the hidden eggs on the easter Sunday in the garden and around the house. In it also very popular to give chocolate easter eggs and greeting cards on easter Sunday.
Lots of families have a Sunday roast dinner on easter, in particular lamb, and eat foods such as hot cross buns and simnel cake. In the north of England and Northern Ireland the tradition of rolling decorated eggs down a hill is still followed.