Unlike many countries in the world, Easter is celebrated in the autumn in Australia. Easter is traditionally a religious holiday for Christians that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. However, while most Australians are not religious, they still celebrate the holiday similar to how we celebrate Christmas. Easter, like Christmas is focused on spending time with family as well as eating and drinking. Families gather and often play an egg-hunt where chocolate Easter eggs are hidden around the house and garden for children to find. A traditional food eaten at this time of year is the hot-cross bun; sweet, lightly spiced bread rolls eaten with butter and jam. The Easter Bunny is popular all around the world but here in Australia, we also have the Easter Bilby. The bilby is an endangered Australian marsupial and funds from the sale of chocolate bilbies are donated towards their conservation.
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