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.
Young Post Easter egg hunt
It's here: the Young Post Easter egg hunt! Hidden on the pages of your favourite paper are some Easter eggs. If you find them all, you could win one of these gorgeous chocolate bunnies from famed Belgian chocolatier Goossens.
All you have to do is visit Goossens' website www.goossens.com.hk/eng/webshop and pick one chocolate you like best. Then count the number of eggs in today's Young Post, and e-mail the total number, with the name of your favourite Goossens chocolate, your name, age, school, address, and contact number, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write '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 today; 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.