Spring has sprung! The weather is finally starting to warm up, and Easter is just around the corner. The Easter holidays are a wonderful time of year in DB, when the town really comes into its own with lots of fun activities to entertain young and old alike.
One of the biggest highlights of the Easter holidays is, of course, the annual Egg Hunt on Tai Pak Beach, which this year takes place on March 30 and 31. With over 30,000 fantastic prizes up for grabs, the popular event sees children’s faces light up as they search for colourful eggs hidden in the sand.
Open to children aged three to 10, the two-day hunt is divided into different age groups for the respective game sessions – three to four, five to six, and seven to 10 years. Every egg collected entitles the lucky participant to an Egg Redemption Prize. Even better, eight Grand Eggs are hidden among the smaller eggs with special prizes, worth up to HK$9,000 in total, going to those who find them!
Each participant in the Egg Hunt receives a Welcome Goodies Bag and Certificate of Excellence.
In keeping with DB’s determination to be an eco-friendly town, each of the eggs is made from biodegradable, natural materials and is retained for reuse at future events.
“I’m continually impressed by all the large-scale community happenings provided,” says DB mother-of-two Helen Samuels. “As a family, one of our favourite events is the Egg Hunt. If we lived somewhere like Mid-Levels, I’d be hiding eggs around the apartment for the kids to find but here in DB, they can enjoy the hunt on a much bigger scale. I don’t know how many eggs are hidden on the beach but it’s a lot.
“What I also like about this event is that so many of our Cantonese neighbours enjoy it too. It’s not just an expat gathering; it’s for everyone on the resort. We take the opportunity to get to know families we might not otherwise meet.”
Adding to the fun is the open-air Fun Fair at DB Plaza and Tai Pak Beach. Running from 10.30am till 6.30pm each day, the fair features a series of interactive inflatable games and carnival game booths, sure to create a lot of laughter for festival-goers.
“Massive bouncy castles lined up on the beach just waiting to be jumped on! What’s not to love?” adds Helen. “My kids go wild, and it’s great to see.”
Easter is, of course, a religious holiday, and the many Christian churches across DB are preparing for the most solemn period on their calendar.
“Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” explains Pastor James Buckner of Discovery Bay International Community Church (DBICC). “It is the hope and theme of every Sunday service at DBICC.”
“As Christians, we believe that had Jesus not died on that cross for our sins on Good Friday, and risen from the grave three days later on Easter Sunday, none of us would have everlasting life,” Pamela Wallace, Worship Leader at DBICC adds.
“We have a wonderful Christian community here in DB, and Easter is the most important time of the year for us.”
The coming of Spring is, of course, something everyone in DB enjoys celebrating, regardless of their religious affiliation, and that is what makes the Easter holidays so enjoyable. As behoves a multicultural Spring festival, the fun activities in and around the plaza focus on the joyous aspect of the season, on new beginnings and renewal.
As the DB community comes together to celebrate Easter 2018, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and joyous holiday.
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