This years Easter long weekend starts on Friday the 29th of March (Good Friday).
On Good Friday Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Schools, post offices, shops andsupermarkets are closed and there are tight restrictions on alcohol sale. Many families take advantage of the 4-day weekend and go away. Make sure you book hostels ahead as it can get quiet busy.
It is an Australian tradition to eat hot cross buns on Good Friday. They are small buns flavoured with spices and raisins and marked with a cross on top. Make sure to buy some on Thursaday and heat them up on Friday morning for breakfast. Eat them as they are or with butter and jam. Yumm
Easter Sunday is mostly spend with the family. Its a great day to gather some fellow travellers and have a picnic in the park. Buy some treats and have a little international Easter Egg hunt. Like in most European countries, the eggs used to be delivered by the Easter bunny. https://www.backpackersbythebeach.com.au/easter-is-just-around-the-corner/ https://www.backpackersbythebeach.com.au/easter-is-just-around-the-corner/ https://www.backpackersbythebeach.com.au/easter-is-just-around-the-corner/Nowadays however, Australians hunt for eggs hidden by the Easter bilby because rabbits are seen as a pest.
What´s on in Newcastle?
Most pubs will host special events over the Easter long weekend starting Thursday night. Good Friday is a quiet night followed by parties on Saturday and Sunday.
The Brewery Easter Weekend
Thursday March 29th – DJ Luke Antony @ the Waterfront Bar from 9pm.
Good Friday – Seafood lunch by the water. Open midday-10pm.
Easter Saturday – Live Entertainment from 3pm-late.
Easter Sunday – massive entertainment line up from 2pm-late.
Easter Monday – Recover with Zane Penn Duo’s live set 2pm-5pm.
Thursday: 2 levels of entertainment until late, Happy Hour 8-10pm
King Street Hotel
Thursday: Party 9pm – 3.30am
Saturday: Sinden, Brenmar & Kid Kenobi 9pm- late
Sunday: Kingstreet Laneway Party feat. Hard Rock Sofa, starts 6pm