A British Easter


Easter is a holiday celebrated differently across the world.

Some people celebrate the religious aspect, some choose to celebrate spring and new life, while others focus on traditions or do not celebrate at all.

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, it is still a good time to learn some new vocabulary in English!

So here I'm going to tell you about some common British Easter traditions,along with some new vocabulary. 

  1. Easter Eggs

    This is probably the most common British tradition around Easter, especially for children. These are usually large, hollow and made of chocolate, and there will often be sweets or chocolate inside.

2. Easter Egg Hunt

This is often created as a way for children to "find" their Easter eggs. It involves them following clues to help them locate the eggs, usually somewhere outside. 

3. The Easter Bunny

It is in fact the Easter bunny that traditionally leaves the Easter eggs for children to find. The concept of the Easter bunny is not specifically British, but the idea is similar to Father Christmas at Christmas time - if the children have been good, the Easter bunny will leave them eggs.

4. Hot Cross Buns

These sweet treats are often eaten starting from Good Friday, (the Friday before Easter Sunday), and are usually eaten warm with butter and a cup of tea! 

5. Maypole Dancing

Although not the most common Easter tradition, it is still something that you might see around Easter time. It is an old folk dance that takes place around a tall pole with flower garlands and hanging woven ribbons, and it symbolises spring and new life. 

Vocabulary List


An Easter egg hunt

The Easter bunny

Hot cross buns

Sweet Treat

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

Maypole dancing




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