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Share your family's favourite Easter traditions for a chance to win £50

Hunting for treats left by the Easter Bunny, decorating and rolling hard-boiled eggs, getting together for a special meal … what are the big family Easter traditions where you live?

Win £50 in our Easter traditions competition

We’re asking our Facebook fans to tell us about their families’ Easter traditions for the chance to win £50 to spend at Asda. Leave a comment or photo on our Facebook post and fill in your details in the form below.

To get started, we asked some of our colleagues around the UK to tell us about their own favourite Easter activities:

“We go for an Easter Sunday picnic with my two children, Daisy and Jack. We boil, paint and roll our eggs, set up a campfire, roast marshmallows and have a really nice picnic … no matter what the weather is like. I always remember snow whilst we rolled our painted eggs when I was young – but that didn’t stop us or the fun we had” – Joy, Inverness

Daisy and Jack toast their marshmallows

“I used to go marching on Good Friday in the town centre with the Girls’ Brigade. At the end of it we would all be given an orange – no one ever seemed to know why. After the marches all the bairns would come out in their new clothes. I remember running home and putting my new clothes on” – Mavis, South Shields

“My husband’s a vicar and we get up at 4am on Easter Sunday for an open-air sunrise service at the top of Dundry Hill. There’s a seating area and you can look across the whole of Bristol” – Anne, Filton

“I’ve loved Easter Biscuits since childhood – I always thought the whole world had them but it seems it’s just a South West thing! They are biscuit dough with raisins in and sprinkled with caster sugar. They’re a bit like a shortbread biscuit, about five inches in diameter. A local supplier called WC Rowe supply ours and we sell loads of them between January and Easter” – Jackki, Bodmin

“We always have chocolate for breakfast – it’s the one day we can eat choccy all day if we like!” – Melissa, Thurmaston

“We always have a big roast dinner on Easter Sunday. Some families in the area give each other clothes as presents instead of Easter Eggs – and others go out egg rolling” – Hamilton, Portadown

“We always have an Easter Egg hunt in the garden for my children – even the big ones who’ve left home have to join in, and they’re 23 and 26! My youngest, who’s four, makes hot cross bun cards. We paint on to the card, add tissue paper for raisins, and sprinkle cinnamon on for decoration, like glitter. Here he is with one of his friends” – Michelle, Bury St Edmunds

Making hot cross bun cards

“About 100 of us of all ages get together for an Easter party on the Saturday, with the Easter Bunny, lots of games like musical chairs and musical statues, making Easter bonnets and an Easter egg hunt” – Ann, Coatbridge

“I love Simnel cake – I can eat marzipan by the pound – so I’ll be baking this Easter” – June, Hereford

“Our family always start Easter Sunday with a boiled egg. Later we’ll have a turkey dinner then sit down and eat our Easter eggs and watch movies as a family” – Mary, Wrexham

“Mum used make her own Simnel cake complete with those fuzzy yellow chicks! Of course we made Easter egg crispy nests. Memories of sitting at the bottom of the stairs licking the bowl with chocolate round our mouths! We decorated hard boiled eggs, to roll them down a big hill on Easter Sunday, followed by a giant roast lamb that would feed the community!” – Liz, Warrington

“We always treat my two children to a new outfit of their choice (usually sport kit), have an Easter egg treasure hunt with clues to the next place. We sometimes do it as a bike ride and the final place is where we have lunch. If the weather is kind we enjoy a walk up Dodd Wood or Grizdale” – Nikki, Carlisle

“Always try to round up the family either Easter Sunday or Monday. Have started a tradition of an Easter egg hunt with the grandkids. The youngest was only two when we first did it but soon caught on and we had to empty his basket and hide them again to keep the game going” – Catherine, Westbrook Shopping Centre, Warrington

To enter our Easter Traditions Prize Draw leave a comment on our Facebook page and fill in the form below. Make sure you enter before 23:59 on 10th April if you want to be included in the prize draw. See full T&Cs

Closed: This competition is now closed. Thanks to everyone for entering – we’ll pick the winner shortly and contact them directly.

Posted in News & Blogs on 09 April 2017