Hoppin’ Into an Easter Family Day

Albany Muria, Staff Writer

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One of the most looked forward to holidays by many families is Easter. Easter is a day where people can come together and have a day packed with fun and delicious food (and colorful plastic eggs). Families always have a great time celebrating Easter, whether they do so religiously or not.

Easter Activities for All Families

Religions such as Christianity and Judaism celebrate Easter as the death and resurrection of Christ. They enjoy their day by going to church mass or to temple and then spending time with their families. 

People may celebrate Easter by doing other things to enjoy their day. There are a few activities around Miami that can be done with loved ones, such as:

  •  Hosting an Easter egg hunt – Many families decide to entertain little ones with an exciting yet simple Easter egg hunt.

“When I was little, my neighbors would have Easter egg hunts, which my brother and I went to as well. It was a nice childhood memory,” freshman Guneet Moihdeen said.

  • A day at the park – Some decide to take their Easter experience outside and get some fresh air. Picnics are a fun way to celebrate Easter outside of home.

“I usually just celebrate Easter by helping my little cousins pick out eggs in the backyard of one of my family members. It’s mostly fun because of all the candy we get afterwards. Though the idea of celebrating Easter at the park sounds great,” freshman Gabriela Vega said.

Here are some Easter events taking place all around South Florida, which the whole family will be able to enjoy!

1. Miami Seaquarium
400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-5705

Date: April 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With over 50,000 eggs filled with candy to find, an Easter Bunny to meet, and eating contests to win, you sure won’t want to miss this if you can help it.

2. Easter Brunch At Fairchild 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens
10901 Old Culter Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156
(305) 256-8399
www.fairchildgarden.org

Date: April 20, 2014, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Spend your Easter at Fairchild eating tons of delicious food with your family and friends!

3. Metro Zoo Egg Safari

Zoo Miami
12400 S.W. 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177
(305) 251-0400
www.miamimetrozoo.com

Date: April 19-20, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mainly for kids 12 and under, this event will be full of fun activities and games involving Easter eggs and Easter Bunnies, and will be a real blast for the whole family to enjoy.

Whether you’re celebrating Easter at church or in a field hunting for Easter eggs, spending time with family the most important part of the day. Make sure to make the most of the day with the ones you love, and not to miss out on any of these great local events!

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