End your Holy Week right by making your Easter Sunday as productive as it can be. =)
Witness the Sugat Kabanhawan.
Welcome the dawn of Easter by going to Minglanilla and watching their well-renowned Sugat Kabanhawan or Sugat, a traditional presentation that showcases the crucifixion and rising of Jesus Christ. Read our previous post to get to know more about this interesting Holy Week culminating activity.
Go to the beach with the family.
It has also been a tradition by lots of Cebuano families to spend the Easter on a nearby beach resort or swimming pool. Doing so could be a great way to celebrate the rising of Christ and the finale of the Lenten Season with the people you love. Just bring enough food and the right summer clothes to enjoy your Easter beach escapade to the fullest. You may even bring along your family and friends to Bantayan, a paradise island in the north of Cebu that features a unique way of commemorating the Holy Week. Swim in the place's crystal-clear waters and participate in their festivities by planning a Bantayan trip this Holy Week!
Avail of hotel Easter promos.
If a luxurious relaxation is exactly what you have in mind for this year's Easter, why not book a room in one of Cebu's top hotels? This Holy Week, Crimson Hotels & Resorts and Marco Polo Plaza Cebu offer a range of promos that will surely make your Easter Sunday 2014 worthwhile and memorable!
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu's “Great Easter Getaway 2014” comes with a room package that's valid from April 13 to April 21. Learn what you'll get from a Deluxe Mountain View room prized Php 2,728 and Php 3,637 by checking out this link (http://www.marcopoloplazacebu.com/rooms-suites-promotions/great-easter-getaway-2014-at-the-marco-polo-plaza-cebu.html). They also have an Explorers Activity Zone where the kids and the entire family can bond and play Chocolate Egg Making, Egg Painting, and other fun games! Finally, Marco Polo lets guests participate in their fruitful Holy Week Tradition, which includes a guided Visita Iglesia tour.
Crimsons Hotels and Resorts, on the other hand, has an Easter Room Package that starts at as low as Php 4,800 as well as a “Hop, Hop And Away! Easter Egg Hunt Party” that costs Php 750++ per person. Know the enticing inclusions of these promos by following this link (http://www.crimsonhotel.com/promotions/).
Let the kids participate in fun Easter events.
It would also be great if you bring your kids to malls that provide fun Easter activities, such as the Easter Sunday Celebration of Gaisano Country Mall, which will happen on the Easter Sunday, April 20. Aside from this suggestion, you may also let your children participate in the various Easter games organized by most churches around Cebu, particularly taking place every after mass on Easter Sunday.
Or better yet, why not organize your own Easter events at home? You could set an Easter Egg Hunt that all of your kids and their friends can participate in. An Easter Egg Race is another great idea, and this is done by letting two teams transport a piece of egg that's placed on a spoon and putting the spoon on the player's mouth, making sure that it does not fall as he/she races to the finish line. You may even make Easter baskets for the kids and cook special treats for them, like cupcakes and other sweet desserts, so they can spend the Easter celebration in a gastronomically satisfying and a totally entertaining way!
Find out other relevant suggestions by reading our post on How to Celebrate Holy Week in Cebu.