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Mar 30

UK Easter weekend

 

This weekend is a “long” weekend in the UK as the traditional Easter Bank Holidays (state holidays) on Friday and Monday mean we have four days instead of two.

 

chocolate eggsThe Easter celebrations are again based on Christian beliefs (that Jesus rose from the grave) but, as with Christmas, people celebrate it whether they are religious or not.

 

The Friday is called Good Friday, Sunday is Easter Sunday (the main day), and the Monday is called Bank Holiday Monday.

 

People will celebrate by eating lots of chocolate, particularly chocolate eggs, which symbolise the empty tomb of Jesus, in Christianity.

 

If you are celebrating it too, I wish you a Happy Easter!

 

Please read this great post by Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat to learn eight idioms and phrases relating to Easter:

http://languageandthecity.tumblr.com/post/46578806990/8-idioms-and-phrases-in-english-using-some-easter

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