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    Wow that is alot!

    I have spent $0 on alcohol and seafood as we had lunch at the inlaws
    And $40 got me eggs for my 4 children

    Much prefer easter than Xmas lol

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    i spent $20 on eggs for 4 of us, and that's about the sum total of our easter spend. So yes i'm surprised...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    It does. I didn't realise people ate seafood at Easter! I'm guessing that might be an Aussie thing, as I don't know of that happening in England.

    I didn't know people got drunk at Easter either! I thought it was all about the chocolate (if you take the religious part out, of course).

    All this time... I could have been having champagne and prawns... sigh... Maybe next year...
    The seafood for Easter is for good Friday. Many people go to the fish market before good Friday to than have a huge seafood dinner with family on Friday.

    It doesn't surprise me
    This year we only did fish and chips from our local takeaway
    And spent just under $100 on chocolates for dh and I, dd (from Easter bunny and us) my younger brother and my five nieces and nephews
    I only like Cadbury so we spent $10 each on each other
    $10 for dd
    $7 for my brother
    $5 each for the nieces and nephews
    $30 for Easter hunt eggs for dd and my brother which as just the egg carton ones and some solids eggs

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    It is abit surprising considering not everyone is Christian and celebrates Easter and not every Christians Easter is even this week!!! Ours is next week, we don't do any dairy, meat or fish especially on good Friday, so seafood on Friday I think is a catholic thing. We do lamb on Sunday.

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    Yeah it surprises me. Its a surprise 'we' eat more chocolate than booze!!! THAT alone is unbelievable

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    I feel like I let the side down. I spend $25 on eggs for the 7 of us and that is it.


    Hot cross buns on the other hand.....
    Umm I have been buying them Jan 1st... they have been my main pregnancy craving and ds2 is so addicted to them too.

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    We spent about $30 on booze,$40 on chocolate.No seafood.
    But thats my weekly budget anyways,so no suprise





    HAHA kidding!! would never spend $40 per week on chocolate!

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    I am surprised. Wow. I was surprised at the other thread too (about how much one shopping centre made from chocolate eggs alone).

    We don't celebrate Easter, so no parties, alcohol, seafood etc, but DH asked if we could do an egg hunt or something for the little guy, so I went to the shops today to get a couple of eggs (spent less than $10). The shelves were pretty much bare though, lucky I only needed a few!

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Wow people must be having parties!? I didn't realise Easter was a celebration like that. We only do Christmas like that in my family
    I didn't realise it was like that either!

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    Yep, I can believe that! Easter eggs are ridiculously over priced and the weather is perfect for celebrating with family and friends, regardless of religious background - I guess the same way everybody celebrates christmas (unless you/your faith does not believe).

    Seafood is eaten on good friday (for catholics I know anyways) as catholics do not eat meat on good friday as a symbol of sacrifice/rememberance as it is the day that Jesus died for 'us'
    That is also why easter sunday is also an important celebration as it is believed to be the day Jesus rose from the dead....

    We have spent abit of money on eggs - but only because we have been eating them as a treat for a few weeks now!!


 

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