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We predict eggs-citing times this weekend.

Despite the common misconception that Easter is just about sacrifice, it’s actually more on thanksgiving for all the blessings that we have inherited.

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Jay Parini, who teaches at Middlebury College, explained that the Lenten season reminds us more of Jesus Christ’s act of liberation rather than the restrictions he suffered.

“Easter teaches Christians this, I believe: to emulate the faith of Jesus in the goodness of the universe—to rest in God, whatever we mean by that great holy syllable, which seems a stumbling block for so many in our highly secular world. It teaches us about what it means to lose ourselves, our petty little selves, in order to gain something larger: reconciliation with creation itself,” Parini wrote.

Here are Easter activities that will get you to rise to the occasion during Holy Week 2022.

Beary Happy

The Manila Hotel’s major sponsor, Museo Pambata, will award prizes for their Easter egg hunt. To join the Easter event, interested families and other groups can book the Easter room package or an Easter lunch at Cafe Ilang-Ilang.

Alternatively, they can simply walk in on Easter Sunday for the proper rate without availing of these promos.

Best Brunch

Sofitel Manila’s flagship restaurant, Spiral Manila, will offer a selection of brunch food items and Easter specials at the interactive dining destination this Easter. Rates start at P4,900 per person.

Sofitel Manila is at CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay. For more information, visit SofitelManila.com

Easter Bounty

Solaire will offer dining deals and Easter activities on April 17. Their selection of international dishes will be served at their signature restaurants as the resort-casino provides entertainment for all ages.

Solaire Resort is at Entertainment City, Aseana Ave, Tambo, Parañaque. For more information, visit SolaireResort.com

Eggciting

Hilton Manila will treat families to Kiddie Easter Activities like their summer egg hunt, egg painting, and mini-theater, among other activities. Additionally, they will serve an ensemble of dishes at Kusina Sea Kitchens to celebrate Easter Sunday. Dishes will include housemade kare-kare, lechon belly, and seafood from the Dampa Marketplace.

Hilton Manila is at 1 Newport Blvd, Pasay. For more information, visit Hilton.com.

Eggstraordinary

Conrad Manila will offer a range of colorful Easter goodies at the Bru Coffee Bar. Featured items include chocolate bunnies, surprise eggs, and signature cakes.

Full of heart

Discovery Primea through Tpenade will arrange a hearty feast starring its USDA Prime Rib Roast served with classic sides on Easter lunch at P1,800 per person.

Discovery Primea is at 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati. For more information, visit DiscoveryPrimea.com.

Good egg

The Peninsula Manila returns its Easter activities after hibernating these during the pandemic. It has prepared a host of family-oriented activities like Easter egg hunts, painting kits, bubble baths, outdoor swimming pool. and breakfast buffets.

Easter egg

The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. For more information, visit Peninsula.com.

Honey bunny

City of Dreams Manila presents a collection of artisanal chocolates and confections in tune with the Easter season at Café Society.

These include Easter bunny and duck chocolates, colorful eggs with pralines, small bunny chocolates in flavor variants (white, dark, milk, ruby), chocolate chicks, chocolate eggs in meringue nest, cookies and cream tiles, and cherry gianduja bars, among others.

Chocolate Easter chicks

Meanwhile, by availing DramPlay’s VIP Pass, holders will gain access to activities like Easter egg-making, cookie baking, an Easter egg hunt, and a parade led by Poppy of DreamWorks’ Trolls movie.

City of Dreams is at the corner of Asean Avenue and Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Barangay Tambo, Parañaque. For more information, visit CityOfDreamsManila.com.

Over the rainbow

New World Makati Hotel will hold its Rustic Rainbow Easter Escape from April 15 to 17. Under the staycation package, guests receive two passes to the Easter Fair at the poolside with activities like the egg basket of surprises, bouncy castle, giant bubble show, balloon twisting, and bunny mascot meet-and-greet.

Other highlights include art booths like the kiddie salon, face painting, and paint-your-own Easter bag.

Easter basket of prizes

New World Makati Hotel is at Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati. For more information, visit Manila.NewWorldHotels.com.

Photos by The Peninsula Manila, City of Dreams Manila, and New World Makati Hotel