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4 Things To Do Over The Easter Weekend

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Easter weekend

To make most of the long weekend, below, we offer four suggestions for things to do this Easter.

In many countries around the world, Easter is a four-day weekend, which makes it one of the most popular times of year for travel, catching up with friends, and spending quality time with your children. 

1. Easter Getaways

If you´re thinking of an Easter getaway, you´re not alone. During the Easter long weekend in 2016, the Evening Standard in the UK estimated that there would be almost 17 million cars will be on the road, while up in the skies, Heathrow Airport was expecting 850,000 jet-setters.  

As long as you prepared for traffic and are not in a rush, take advantage of the long weekend and book a relaxing getaway or an adventurous escape.  

2. Shopping

According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey on Easter spending, in 2017, Americans were expected to spend a record $18.4 billion on Easter, up from the previous record, set in 2016, of $17.3 billion. Not surprisingly, candy and chocolate were on the top of everyone's list. However, following candy, 49.6 percent said they planned on purchasing clothes over Easter. 

If it´s retail therapy you´re looking for this Easter, you´re in luck. The Easter long weekend sees many retailers offering Easter sales both on and offline. Keep your eyes open for deals.  

3. Dining

Retail isn´t the only place we like to spend money over the Easter period. More and more people prefer to spend their money on experiences rather than on material goods. UK retail performance insights company Springboard said that where in previous years 25% of sales in stores over the Easter weekend were made in fashion, and 10% were at food and beverage outlets, this year it expected the figures to move towards 20% and 15% respectively. In recent years, many restaurants have started offering Easter menus, and set-menus with, of course, delicious chocolate-focused deserts. See what restaurants near you are offering special Easter menus. 

4. Easter Egg Hunts

Equally fun for you and your children, you can´t go wrong with an Easter Egg Hunt. In the UK, for example, you can find several options including St Pancras International Station where Easter eggs with special codes are hidden around several of the station’s stores. For those lucky enough to find an egg, they can take it to the register and claim their prize. Most major cities hold their own Easter Egg Hunts; take a look on Google and see if there any Easter Egg Hunts are happening in your town. 

Sweet Opportunities

Taking advantage of the long weekend is a must. However, we understand that sometimes you may not get paid until next week and you´re a little low on cash. Well, fear not. A Ferratum Money Microloan can help you make life easier this Easter.  Our same day microloans are the quickest and most easily accessible way to secure funds. Simply apply through our easy-to-use text service or website. Applications are non-binding and completely free and receive a decision within minutes. No paperwork, no hassles. When approved, you get the money you need within one day.  

If you need a short-term money solution this Easter, hop over to Ferratum Money! 

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