Christians in Australia celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 5th.   It is the day Jesus rose from the dead after he was crucified.  If you are planning to experience the Aussie lifestyle, this is your chance because many Australians take advantage of the long-weekend for a short holiday.

What is there to know about Easter traditions in Australia?

On Easter Sunday, like in most places in the world, many people receive or search for Easter eggs. There are egg-shaped and made from chocolate, candy.  The Easter eggs are often covered in brightly colored foil or decorated with funny images of rabbits or chicks.  If you decide to come to Sydney for example and book accommodation at a Manly hostel you will notice that many communities organize Easter egg hunts in parks or gardens.  These family events are great for young children.

It is widely known the fact that traditionally, all over the world, Easter eggs were delivered by the Easter rabbit or bunny. This is the Easter tradition in Europe.  Tourists, international students and backpackers should know that rabbits are seen as pests in Australia, as they destroy crops and natural habitats.  This is the main reason in Australia Easter eggs are hidden by the Easter bilby.   What is a bilby?  It is a small, shy mammal with big ears, which is native to Australia.  Unfortunately, bilby is an endangered species.

Easter festivals in Australia


If you book accommodation Sydney Manly, you can attend great festivals like the Blessing of the Fleet Festival in Ulladulla, New South Wales, the Sydney Royal Easter Show in Sydney, New South Wales, the National Folk Festival in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and the Australian Gospel Music Festival in Toowoomba, Queensland.  The excellent news is that there are great local Easter festivals all over the country.

Not too many people outside Australia know that the Easter weekend is also an important time for sports fixtures.  This is the main reason many people spend the day watching these events on television. It is interesting to know that these sports events include major league football matches, horse racing meetings, the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, the Tasmania Three Peaks Race and the Stawell Easter Gift.


There are so many things to see and do in Manly, even on Easter.  Just 15mins from Sydney by fast ferry, why not book a Manly hotel and create your own getaway?  Spend the Easter in Australia and discover the Aussie traditions!