From the Rio Times online edition

Celebrating 2012 Easter in Rio de Janeiro

April 3, 2012 | Filed underEntertainment | Posted by 

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIEO, BRAZIL – In a city where religion plays an important role in the daily lives of many, not only does Easter (Páscoa in Portuguese) represent a significant biblical event, it also offers the opportunity for a long and restful weekend combined with a copious amount of chocolate eggs. And luckily there are plenty of options to get involved in the holiday celebrations for those in Rio spending Easter away from home.

Few things say Easter like chocolate eggs, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil News

Few things say Easter like chocolate eggs, photo by Lotus Head/Wikimedia Creative Commons License.

Once again, The American Society of Rio de Janeiro(AmSoc Rio) will be holding their annual children’s Easter Egg Hunt at the American School in Barra da Tijuca on Saturday, April 7th, at 10:30 AM.

Children can join in the activities which also include pin the tail on the bunny, egg toss and much more. A small entrance fee for members is R$10 for adults accompanying children, and just R$15 for non-members, and those interested in transportation should contact AmSoc Rio.

It goes without saying that youngsters all over the world are looking forward to Easter weekend but perhaps few as much as those at the Casa do Caminho Orphanage in Xerem, just over an hour north of the city.

Volunteers at the orphanage have planned a special Easter trip to Rio on Saturday, April 7th where children will spend the day frolicking on the beach and hunting for chocolate eggs hidden in the Caso do Caminho Language Centre in Ipanema.

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