Easter is a Christian festival marking the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Preceded by Lent - a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance - Easter begins on Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper of Christ and his disciples. Good Friday symbolises Christ's crucifixion and subsequent death while Pentecost Sunday celebrates the day Christ rose from the grave. Families traditionally attend church services and Easter parades during this period, and children join in egg hunts and receive chocolate eggs.

It's Easter

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 March, 2012, 12:00am

It's Easter - and time to celebrate that most wonderful of foods, chocolate. This year, especially for Young Post readers, the Belgian chocolatier Goossens is giving away five of these scrumptious Easter Bunny confections. Belgium is the chocolate capital of the world, and Goossens' creations are really special.

So, how to win one of these egg-stra special bunnies? First, go to Goossens' website www.goossens.com.hk/eng/webshop and pick one chocolate you like best. In Young Post tomorrow, you'll find Easter eggs hidden on some pages. Count them, and e-mail us the total number, the name of your favourite chocolate, your name, age, school, address, and contact number for a chance to win one of the bunnies. Send entries to yp@scmp.com with 'egg hunt' in the subject field.


The competition is open to everyone aged eight to 20, except South China Morning Post staff and their families.

Each reader should send in one entry as soon as he or she has decided on the number of hidden eggs. Spammers will be disqualified.

The competition closes at midnight on March 28; the first five correct entries will win.

Winners will be announced on the news page of Young Post on Monday and on our website. They will also be notified by e-mail.



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