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The best ways to celebrate Easter in Hong Kong while social distancing

Because you can still celebrate Easter while keeping yourself safe

By Tatum Ancheta
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Easter in Hong Kong is a four-day public holiday which falls on Good Friday, April 10 to Easter Monday on April 13. This year, due to the current outbreak, Hong Kongers will not be celebrating Easter the same way as we are all used to because of stricter government measures on social distancing. So, picnics, egg hunts, brunches, and usual public activities might not be readily available on sight. But it doesn't mean we can't celebrate the festivity that families, most especially kids, have grown to love. Here are some recommendations for celebrating a safe Easter. 

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The best ways to celebrate Easter in Hong Kong while social distancing

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Easter eggs I Photo from Shutterstock
Easter eggs I Photo from Shutterstock

1. Get crafty with the family 

Western customs like Easter egg hunts, Easter bunnies, chocolate eggs, and other activities are all part of Easter celebrations. If you're staying in, gather your kids and get creative. Decorate the house with DIY Easter themes so you can get the kids excited and let them create their own crafty decorated eggs for Easter. This way, you can get the children entertained, and at the same time, you get to bond as a family. If you need supplies, check on this online shop to order craft items, papers, and other materials. For other festive party supplies, you can also try ordering here.

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Cook at home I Photo by Shutterstock
Cook at home I Photo by Shutterstock

2. Cook at home

Easter is usually not complete without a family feast. Heat the oven and get busy in the kitchen. Gather your household members to chip-in on the chores. Let your kids help in creating Easter bunny cookies, and other family members working with roasting chicken, lamb, or baking a glazed ham. Read up on some gourmet inspirations to get you motivated! If you need grocery supplies, order from these grocery delivery listings

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Feast Easter Menu Main Course
Feast Easter Menu Main Course
Feast Easter menu

3. Stay-in and relax at your favourite staycation spots (with caution)

Already tired of being cooped up in your Hong Kong apartment? Try a relaxing staycation in the city, but of course, practise social distancing, and always be responsible and cautious. 

The Upper House is offering an Easter Holiday package ($3,500) for two adults and one child aged 12 or below. Take advantage of their overnight stay promo which includes breakfast at Café Gray Deluxe, Easter brunch at Café Gray Deluxe, a complimentary round of the latest spring cocktails at Café Gray Deluxe, complimentary Maxi-Bar (except wine and Champagne), unlimited on-demand popcorn, and in-room blockbuster movies, access to group wellness classes, and more. The Pottinger Hong Kong is also offering an Easter stay package with a complimentary Bulgari perfume gift set, a Venchi chocolate box, and a 25% off discount for their a la carte dinner menu at Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano. You can also head to The Olympian Hong Kong for a longer staycation if you avail of their 'Book 2 Get 3' promotion and get your extra night for free.  

If you're looking for a staycation overlooking the iconic harbour view, East Hong Kong celebrates Easter with their one-night stay-in package for a Harbour View Room ($1,780) or Harbour View Suite ($3,580). For a safe staycation with kids, they've included an in-room egg hunt for kids with a special set up of camping tent and toys available for the Suite.

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Food delivery I Photo by Shutterstock
Food delivery I Photo by Shutterstock

4. Order-in or takeaway

Cooking is not your thing? Ready your wallet and order from eight award-winning restaurants doing takeout and deliveries in Hong Kong. Or take advantage of these Easter menu promos that you can have delivered to your door. 

If you still need more options, here's a list of the best restaurants in Hong Kong that have recently joined the food delivery and takeaway game.

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Feast Easter Menu Main Course
Feast Easter Menu Main Course
Feast Easter menu

5. Want to dine out instead?

Well, you can. The government's social distancing policy now requires restaurants to limit the number of diners at each table to four, with a strict distance of table arrangement to 1.5m apart. Restaurants are also only allowed to operate at half their capacity, and establishments need to make sure that each guest will undergo temperature checks and hand-sanitise before entering the premises. 

Spasso in Tsim Sha Tsui East encourages dining outdoors at their 6,000 square feet alfresco dining space with the outdoor terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour. Check out their four-course Easter Brunch ($328) over for the long weekend. You can also check Feast (Food by EAST) Easter holiday three-course lunch ($338) and four-course dinner ($458).

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6. Celebrate virtually with family  

Technology has played a massive role in people's current social life. So, if you are in quarantine or home isolation, it doesn't mean that you should eat alone. Since you can finally eat or drink on Easter Sunday, take your virtual dinner to Facebook video messenger, Zoom, or whatever video apps you are using, and wine and dine with your loved ones all over the globe.

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Easter church service I Photo from Shutterstock
Easter church service I Photo from Shutterstock

7. Don't miss special church services online

Over Easter weekend, churches will still hold special worship services, this time, using 20th-century technology to deliver the word of God. Tune in to Union Church live stream of their April 5, 10, 12 Easter services. St. John's Cathedral, will also webcast their services starting on April 5 Palm Sunday Sung Eucharist until April 11 for Easter vigil and first Eucharist of Easter.

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