Check our Easter opening hours. All of our libraries will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday except Tūranga is open from 10am to 5pm on Easter Monday. Libraries are open as usual Saturday and Easter Sunday except Linwood Library at Eastgate which is closed on Easter Sunday.
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Easter page for kids
Quick facts and useful links from our kids’ page about Easter.
History of Easter
Information from History.com
How Easter works
Describes the religious and cultural origins of the Easter holiday as well as symbols such as Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and hot cross buns.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Lent
Describes the traditional forty days of fasting prior to Easter.
Public Holidays - future dates
New Zealand public holiday information from the Department of Labour.
Easter events and activities
Easter events in Canterbury
Easter arts and crafts
Easter feasts and fun
Easter crafts projects
Easter stories, animations, and pictures to colour from Holidays.net.
Easter by Martha Stewart
Decorated eggs, menus and more.