Easter is upon us already. It falls on Sunday, April 12 but unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic will probably put a damper on the rituals that come with it -mass, dinner or egg hunting plans.
Well, fear not. There are plenty of things you can do from the comfort of your home to celebrate. At least you can tell future generations of how you spent 2020 Easter.
Here are a few things to get up to while staying in;
Enjoy virtual opera:
Classical singer Andrea Bocelli made an announcement on his twitter handle that he will mark Easter Sunday by singing live from the empty Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy. That strong yet sonorous voice. You don’t want to miss it.
Titled, “Music For Hope”, the Italian star will perform favourites including Ave Maria and Sancta Maria accompanied by an organist.
Be with the Pope in Italy:
Easter at the Vatican is going virtual, as Pope Francis is refusing to let COVID-19 stop him from getting stuck in one of his busiest working weeks.
All liturgies will be taking place at the Vatican in St Peter’s Basilica, with the Stations of the Cross procession in St Peter’s Square. Don’t let Sunday go down as boring. You can join the rest of the world from the comfort of your home.
Take a stroll to the zoo. Virtually I mean:
London Zoo are saying though they may have closed its gates to visitors, that doesn’t mean animal lovers can’t still enjoy hanging out with the beautiful creatures.
Despite the lockdown, zookeepers are still busy looking after all creatures large and small and are regularly sharing videos of goings-on around the attraction.
Bringing the zoo to you at home, keepers are sharing fun moments with penguins, river hogs, giraffes, pelicans and some very itchy pygmy goats to name but a few.
Make your own Easter Eggs:
While real Easter egg hunts are cancelled due to COVID-19, virtual Easter egg hunts is where the world is headed.
Numerous #easteregghunt projects are going on across the world, all with the aim of entertaining kids while using their creative skills. So let’s join the world to spread hope. Grab a pen and some crayons and get colouring, then place your picture on your window or share it online for the world to see.
Movie time with the kids
If all you’re good for this Easter is collapsing on the sofa with the kids, please go ahead. There’s a line up of animation for kids this Easter. So, let them enjoy the company of mum and dad this season. Brace up! There’s going to be lots of questions and lots of explaining to do.
Do Easter-themed arts and crafts:
Arrange with the family to make paper bunnies or craft flowers out of cardboards. The beautiful possibilities are endless.
Cook an Easter meal for the family:
If your grocery store shelves still have some contents, you can whip up a favorite holiday dinner for your family. You can share as well. If you have the luxury of moving around, you can package the meal and drop at the doorstep of your neighbor. That way you can share the love of Easter.
Have a virtual party:
It’s a virtual world until the pandemic is defeated. So, if your family is apart. Do a video conferencing session. Share the love the laughter and fun no matter how far or close.
You have a choice to either make this Easter memorable or boring. With these tips, you’ll sure tell the story with a smile on your face.
What other tips do you think we can add to this list? Please share with us in the comment section.