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9 things you can do to enjoy your Easter during quarantine

Yes, you can still enjoy your Easter in the Coronavirus era!

Easter is known for being one of the most festive holidays of the year. Seeing how it is the celebration of the beginning of the spring, it is customary for people to take their Easter celebrations outdoors to enjoy the good weather, blooming nature, and festive atmosphere. And since it is an official holiday in most countries, a lot of people use this chance and take short trips to the beach to celebrate or accompany their families to public parks or theme parks to spend Easter.

However, this year, things -unfortunately-has to be a lot different due to the mandatory quarantine we are all under because of the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the only place left to celebrate is home. Thinking that you won’t get to do your regular Easter routine could bring you and the holiday vibe down. However, different doesn’t necessarily have to mean bad, you can still enjoy your Easter even if quarantined.

What to do for Easter while quarantined?

Just because you are quarantined and there is a pandemic taking over our planet, it doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy your easter like every other year. There are a lot of things you can do at home to celebrate this holiday and feel the Easter festive atmosphere without breaking the quarantine and putting your life at risk. Here are a few of these things:

1. Put together a traditional holiday meal

Look up some recipes online, bring together your family and have a cooking dash in the kitchen preparing some Easter-themed foods. Cooking and eating this meal together as a family will help strengthen the holiday spirit and bring you and your loved ones closer together, which is really what holidays are all about.

2. Take a trip down memory lane

You may not be able to celebrate the same way you do every year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reminisce about your old cheerful rituals and traditions. Have a group conversation between you and your family members who couldn’t be with you this year, ask everyone to share a picture or an anecdote about your previous holidays and enjoy the joyous vibes this trip down memory lane will bring among you and your loved ones.

3. Meditation or Yoga

Meditation or Yoga practice could be a great way to calm your nerves, decrease the tension, and promote inner peace. Regardless of your religious beliefs, spendings some time reflecting on the things in your life you are grateful for, or just doing some deep breathing exercises could alter your physical, emotional, and mental state completely.

4. Going for a walk

Don’t panic, we know you are quarantined, we are too. But that doesn’t mean you can take a walk around the house to enjoy the spring sun, weather, and blooming flowers. Just make sure you stay close to home and take all your hygiene preconditions, such ad wearing a mask and gloves, and keeping a safe space between you and others.

5. Spread some joy

While on your walk, try to send some positive vibes to your also quarantined neighbors by writing some cheerful messages in chalk on the sidewalk opposite to their windows, or even leaving them some colorful easter eggs to brighten their Easter day.

6. Play some tunes

Something everyone knows is that music is a guaranteed antidote for feeling blue. So, create a joyful Easter-themed playlist filled with songs that bring a smile yo your face. And keep that playlist playing in your house all throughout Easter day to get you and your family in the Easter festive mood.

7. Schedule some arts & crafts time

Using the stuff you have around the house, create some DIY festive Easter decorations to brighten up your home. For example, you can gather your family and paint a lot of Easter eggs, then create an ‘Easter Eggs’ corner in the house and decorate it with some balloons and confetti. You can also use the empty egg cartons and excess papers to create small paper baby chicks and birds.

8. Show some support to our frontline heroes, the white army

During this difficult time we are facing, medical professionals are risking their lives and sacrificing their time with their families and loved ones to attend to their patients while standing in the frontline of the fight against this Coronavirus pandemic. So the least we could all do during this holiday season is to show some support to those heroes risking their lives to save ours in any way we can. You can take a picture of yourself wearing a shirt with a white ribbon in it and put in on social media to show your support, or you can write a heartfelt message of gratitude to the white army heroes and post it on social media with the hashtag #HealthCareHeroes so that they know that we all appreciate them and pray for them.

9. Plan a virtual dinner with your family or loved ones

Despite not being able to physically be with your loved ones this year, thanks to modern-day technology, you can stay in touch and spend time with them without putting them or yourself in danger. Just schedule a video call through any of the video chatting platforms such as Zoom or FaceTime and have dinner with your loved ones on Easter like you are used to.

Although this year’s activities may seem a bit different than your traditional Easter activities, it important to remember that adjusting to the situation and staying home is for the common good of you, your family, and your entire community.

So kick in some creativity and you’ll be able to spend an Easter day that is as exciting and enjoyable as every other year.

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Omnia Essawy

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