With Easter fast approaching, the Clarence Valley Independent recently spoke to a number of locals and asked them how they will be celebrating the event this year, what they love the most about Easter, and what it means to them.
Abigail McKenzie-Wood: I love going on Easter egg hunts with my grandma on her farm. She is really good at hiding them and you have to look really, really hard to find them. I hope I find more than my sister this year because she eats them really fast, and she doesn’t share.
Stuart Moore: Easter is a good time to catch up with friends and family members and let the kids run amuck for a bit while you put your feet up and have a bit of a breather.
Laynie-Louise Cowan: I like eating lots of chocolate because it’s the only time of the year my mum will let me eat it.
Ursula Sunshine Parker: It is a celebration of the resurrection of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, and a time to be thankful for what he has sacrificed for us and our sins. It is not a celebration of chocolate eggs and bunnies, it is a special time for all Christians to give thanks, and I think more people need to recognise that.
Rhani Stephen: It’s a time of love and celebration. Easter is about sharing a message of love, hope and recognising the resurrection of Jesus and his promises of eternal life. My family and I always attend church at Easter, and we always have an Easter egg hunt for the kids. They absolutely love it.
Raymond Bradley: I don’t have a Christian background, so I don’t really do much during Easter, but I do like throwing a few chocolate eggs around the house for my grandkids to find. It keeps them occupied for ages and they love it.
Charlotte Ripley: I like counting how may Easter eggs the Easter Bunny brings me. I like the Cadbury ones the best. Last year I got hundreds. Mum and Dad said I won’t get that many this time, but I hope I do.
Janice Webber: My husband and I always go to church to celebrate Easter, followed by a family lunch and an Easter egg hunt for our grandkids. Easter is a really special time to celebrate friends and families coming together, to give thanks, and to remember Jesus dying for our sins.