Even if you’re not religious, you can probably get behind the fact that we’re getting a four-day weekend for the Easter holiday. Many of us will be taking advantage of the break to go on holiday, but for those choosing to remain in the city, here’s how you can enjoy Easter in Hong Kong.
Brunch is probably Hong Kong’s most popular Easter offering. Practically every restaurant and hotel in the city offers some sort of Easter brunch filled with hefty mains and lots of sweet treats. Basically, pick a restaurant (or hotel) and you’ll probably find one. Just make sure you book in advance — these are so popular that they often get filled up quickly. P.S. we hear Hotel Icon is doing two fab Easter brunches.
It’s a four-day weekend, so some serious R’n’R is called for. Even if you’re not travelling, you can get away by booking a staycation at one of our city’s fab hotels — many offer special room rates and packages just for Easter. There are plenty of new hotels popping up around town, so maybe now’s the time to try one out? Bonus points if your hotel has a spa for extra pamper factor. If you need some inspiration, here are some of our favorite hidden-gem staycation spots and a few more for romantic staycation ideas for couples.
Themed afternoon teas are a beloved Hong Kong tradition, so you may as well jump on the bandwagon by sampling one of the city’s many Easter-themed afternoon teas. Many of the usual suspects offer a variation on the theme — just about any of the five-star hotels, to be specific — but if you want something a little different, do a little research, because plenty of cafés and quirky bars are putting on a spread, too.
We couldn’t really tell you how or why rabbits became synonymous with Easter, but you’ll find images of these cute critters popping up everywhere over the holiday. So why not get up-close-and-personal with real live rabbits? There are several farms, cafés, and even a rabbit society where you can spend the afternoon with these furry friends — or perhaps even adopt one.
Yes, this may be slightly geared towards children, but for the young at heart, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy this, too! Amusement parks, beaches and even some restaurants are all getting pitching in the fun, so find one that suits you and get involved.
If you do happen to be of a religious bent, or just want to experience the spiritual element of Easter, then head to one of the city’s many churches. All of them will be putting on special masses and services over the Easter period.
Looking for more in-depth stories about Hong Kong? Check out our city living section.