Easter

Cover of Approaching Easter This page links to information about the origins, traditions and dates of Easter, as well as events, activities and library resources.

Check our Easter opening hours. All of our libraries will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but open as usual Saturday and Easter Sunday except Linwood Library at Eastgate which is closed on Easter Sunday.

View some images of Easter on DigitalNZ.

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Origins

Easter
From the World Book Online Reference Center. Access this with your library card number and PIN, or at our libraries.

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.

Easter dates

Public Holidays - future dates
New Zealand public holiday information from the Department of Labour.

Easter events and activities

Easter events in Canterbury
From Eventfinda

Easter arts and crafts
From Kiwifamilies.co.nz

Easter feasts and fun
From kidspot.co.nz

Cover of Martha Stewart's handmade holiday craftsEaster crafts projects
From allcrafts.net

Hoppy Easter
Easter stories, animations, and pictures to colour from Holidays.net.

Easter by Martha Stewart
Decorated eggs, menus and more.

Our Easter photos on Flickr

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