Waiting for chocolates from the Easter Bunny is great and all, but why not combine your chocolate-infused coma with the unforgettable memories of a holiday away? We have a range of reduced deals suited to those who want to get away this coming Easter and with so many destinations on offer, you can be sure to find something that will accommodate everyone.
Head to popular destinations for your Easter holidays and you’ll be well-rewarded beyond sugary treats. Sun-splashed sands, poolside activities and a range of local attractions will be more than enough to top off a fantastic Easter holiday with a lifetime of memories and good times. Whether you’re a family, couple or group of friends, there’s plenty to look forward to with lowcostholidays this Easter, so book your break today and take advantage of our best deals.
Easter stands for new life, but unlike the Christmas season there’s more than one way to mark this time of year across the globe. Whether you usually end up stuffing your mouth with hot cross buns or chasing the long-eared mischief-maker, tune in to how others celebrate this time of year. While it’s still great to spend some quality time with the family, we also encourage you to go somewhere special to see how Easter is celebrated in different corners of the world.
If you end up in Mexico for Easter, you may come across a tradition that’ll make you feel right at home. Just like we take pleasure in watching Guy Fawkes burn on Bonfire Night, Mexicans blow up effigies of Judas with fireworks to similar effect. The Easter celebrations also include solemn processions and plays to commemorate the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion. The procession is led through with pretty spooky cloaked and masked figures that look as though they’ve come out of a horror film. Mexico’s celebrations show a totally different, yet exciting way to mark Easter – far from the fluffy bunnies and colourful eggs that we’re used to!
Americans know how to have fun during the Easter period, and there are plenty of festivities for visitors to join in on. And the Mardi Gras Parade at Universal Studios, Florida is sure to get your blood pumping, with colourful parades and street dancers filling the park. Head to the French Quarter Courtyard for a taste of traditional Cajun cuisine. Dishes like Jambalaya and Creole Gumbo are sure to tickle the taste buds! Want to experience Orlando’s culture and nightlife? The Mardi Gras Parade boasts an impressive concert line-up, so find your favourite celeb and book a seat! American Easter wouldn’t be complete without honouring their early settlers who most likely brought the tradition of egg hunts with them, so if you fancy travelling a bit further afield, head to New York where Central Park becomes one huge egg hunting zone where all of the family are sure to have tons of fun!
Easter is a good time to visit Cyprus as after weeks of fasting for Lent, the Cypriots love to indulge in lots of delicious food, from unmissable lamb recipes to traditional meze feasts. You’re sure to return home with lots of recipes to try, and what better way to experience this country’s varied cuisine? Enjoy watching the Good Friday processions trudging slowly with lavishly decorated Epitaphios that symbolises the Holy Sepulchre. Or if you’re still up, attend the Saturday night service complete with candles and hymns for a pinch of Easter mysticism.
Pretty much like Mexicans, the Spanish bring out their massive parades. These often see scores of hooded nazarenos, members of brotherhoods and fraternities, shambling in shackles and clanking their chains. The Magna and Silent Processions are certainly two sights to behold! For a break from the somewhat gloomy processions, grab a bite to eat and help yourself to local delicacies such as empanades pies or sweet crespelles. It really is a bittersweet mix when it comes to Easter in Spain!
If your mind has been plagued by images of Easter eggs, bunnies and the recurring question of “when is Easter?” lately, it means you’re in dire need of an Easter break! Your Easter holidays 2016 will start in the UK on 25 March and last until 28 March, with Easter school holidays lasting until 10 April. That’s over two weeks of time off and having lots of fun. Why not start your break with one of our Easter holiday deals? Perhaps in the form of a lazing spree on the warming sands in Mexico, Cyprus, or the Spanish islands. We promise that a little getaway to the sunnier part of the globe with lowcostholidays will work wonders: your Easter break will be like no other you’ve had before!
With our range of Easter holiday destinations and our special selection of Easter holiday options, you’ll be spoilt for choice for hot spots both in Europe and further afield. Don’t miss out on our Easter deals and offers, and don’t forget that lowcostholidays offer cut-price deals on flights to all of your favourite destinations.