Well the chocolate eggs were on the supermarket shelves before we even made it to New Years, so we’ve had plenty of time to prepare for Easter week. As with most things we feel that Easter is losing its magic, so we’re on a mission to bring it back! This year we want to see more people making an effort! It’s a celebration of new life and shaking off the winter blues ready for a fresh start in Spring. Flowers are blooming again and who knows, the sun might even make an appearance! From Good Friday on the 25th March to Easter Monday on the 28th March, spread hope, joy and love!
With a whole host of religions and belief systems flooding into the UK we appreciate that some of the traditions of Easter have been diluted, but that doesn’t mean we should drop it all together. For Christians, it is a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection after he was put to death for our sins. Schools and churches will often hold plays and Bible readings or even parades especially on Easter Sunday. Egg hunts are another tradition where chocolate or decorative eggs are hidden and children have to find them all.
The Easter bunny is a mascot of spring celebrations and is believed to be the one who hides the eggs from the children. He is usually acted out by an adult in a mascot costume at big events to put a smile on the children’s faces. Another character you’ll see over Easter is the Spring Chicken! Like the Easter Bunny, he is a symbol of new life and a fresh start. So why not play the part this year and be the one to spread joy?
Join In The Fun!
Here at Hollywood we have a great range of costumes available for Easter, whether you want a full bunny mascot costume or a simple chicken onsie, we have it all. It’s not just cute animals up for grabs either, how about playing the part of Jesus himself, complete with a wig beard and crown of thorns? If you’re not one for dressing up, don’t forget that we stock a great range of balloons and decorations too!
All of our Hollywood branches will be open as usual in the lead up to Easter and will only be closed on Easter Sunday. We'll be back to business on Easter Monday, full of chocolate and ready to fulfill your fancy dress needs!