From virtual Mass to indoor egg hunt: Ways to celebrate Easter at home

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 12 2020 06:35 AM

MANILA -- Many celebrations have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Easter doesn't have to be one of them.

With the internet and a bit of creativity, you can proceed with the festivities at home amid the enhanced community quarantine.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

VIRTUAL MASS 

Church gatherings may have been banned to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus, but that doesn't mean you can no longer celebrate Mass this Easter.

Many churches across the country have been livestreaming eucharistic celebrations since the lockdown, such as the Manila Cathedral and Quiapo Church.

Wear your Sunday best even if you're only hearing Mass from your laptop or television, and let the kids pick their own outfits. 

INDOOR EGG HUNT

Get creative with your Easter egg hunt at home and use whatever you have (edible or otherwise) to make the activity fun for your kids. Add more Easter eggs, hide them in unlikely spots, and play with the rules -- the possibilities are endless.

If you have a printer at home, you can add Easter-inspired character art from Nick Jr. to your party decor and activities. (More of those here.)

If you want to go high-tech, check out Bonifacio High Street's (BHS) Facebook page, which offers a virtual Easter egg hunt and other activities. 

SUNDAY BRUNCH

If you can't have your family and friends for Sunday brunch, open Zoom or other video calling apps and share a meal with them this Easter. Or better yet, share recipes with them so you can all cook your way out of stress.

Can't cook or too tired to clean pots and pans? Give yourself a break and order from your favorite restaurant. Nearly a month has passed since the lockdown, and many establishments have reopened for either takeout or delivery. 

And when the food is ready, call up your folks online and begin your feast.

LIVE CONCERT

To cap off your Holy Week festivities, join a peaceful night of serenading and good music with "Walkway: Journey to the Cross of Christ" Easter concert.

The show, which will be streamed live on the BHS Facebook page at 8 p.m. on April 12, will feature Concert King Martin Nievera and other surprise guests.

Bring out your favorite snacks and drinks (or whatever you have at home), and enjoy the show.