Easter 2020 ideas: How to celebrate the holiday on lockdown – The Sun

WITH the current coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, it can be easier to focus on the doom and gloom, missing out on Easter 2020.

As a result of several restrictions due to the government lockdown,  you may not be able to celebrate Easter exactly how you would like to – but there are a number of ways to still make it memorable.

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A meal with members of the same household

You can still take part in indulging in some delicious meals on Sunday afternoon.

Whether you live with family, friends or even housemates, this could offer the opportunity for some bonding time with a special Easter lunch.

Cooking together has a way of creating bonds, and this could be just what you need to take your mind off the current circumstance.

You can each make different meals to have your own mini feast or all join in for one big Easter cook up.

It will also ensure you do not have to miss out on the tradition of Easter Sunday lunch.

With weather forecasters predicting a sunny Easter, you can even get out the barbecue grill to enjoy the sunshine.

Remember, it must be members of the same household.

Binge watch your favourite movies/shows

Escape the stress of the pandemic and having to work from home by catching up or even discovering some new shows.

There are always new releases to get into like British spy thriller Killing Eve and the upcoming Netflix comedy series The Brews Brothers.

You can also set up watch parties with friends and family.

Several streaming services have introduced this function so you do not have to laugh, cry or even spook-out alone.

Easter egg hunts

With technology, there are endless possibilities as to how Easter can be fun for all the family.

Virtual Easter egg hunts can be enjoyed by both the kids and adults.

All you have to do is spot the eggs hidden in pictures and puzzles.

This delivers excitement and gets families working together for one common goal – getting to that Easter egg!


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Catch up with friends and family on Zoom, Google and Skype

Although we have been advised to take social distancing measures seriously, we can still see our family and friends, thanks to the power of technology.

Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts are just a few ways to catch up with loved ones during the lockdown.

This way, you can share meal recipes and even fun tips on how to enjoy the season.

And you are not only restricted to one-on-one interactions – Zoom has a participant limit of up to 100 so all your friends and family can join in.

Learn a new craft/hobby

The downtime at Easter can be used to reflect and even discover interests you would not have picked up on under normal circumstances.

You could take up online yoga, virtually learn how to play tennis, and even take online tours of some of the most iconic museums.

Even though lockdown means you must remain indoors, you can watch videotaped performances of some of the most iconic theatre plays including Antony and Cleopatra in the comfort of your own home.


Virtual pub quiz

Gather together friends and family on Zoom or Google Hangouts for a spot of pub quiz.

Unleash your inner virtual quiz master to answer questions ranging from politics, culture and arts and entertainment.

No matter how difficult the questions get, make sure there's no cheating!

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