EASTER. This Sunday, March 31, 2024, cooking Easter lamb, or making your own chocolate eggs, bunnies or bells, are good ways to celebrate Easter. All our Easter recipes.

[Updated March 29, 2024 at 5:53 p.m.] Easter is celebrated this Sunday, March 31, 2024. This unmissable holiday in the Christian calendar is a golden opportunity for foodies to eat dishes, each more delicious than the last. From Easter lamb to chocolate eggs, bells and bunnies, there will be something for everyone.

The egg, an emblem of life, fertility and rebirth, is omnipresent at Easter. Whether they are sugar or chocolate, Easter eggs are a real treat that bakeries, chocolate shops and supermarkets offer for sale. Children have fun finding hidden eggs during traditional Easter egg hunts.

If Easter immediately brings to mind chocolate, salty foods are also in the spotlight on this occasion. For Easter lamb alone, many variations are possible: crusted rack of lamb, 7-hour-old lamb confit… Find our traditional and more innovative recipe ideas below.

At Easter, lamb, rabbit and eggs are the three star products of the traditional meal. Easter lamb is the most traditional option for your menu. For those who don’t like lamb, opt for rabbit. As for vegetarians, they will prefer eggs! At Easter, in addition to a menu including traditional dishes like Easter lamb and chocolate eggs, you can also prepare innovative dishes. Find several recipes below, as well as their meanings.

It’s up to you to select the piece, between the shoulder, the leg, the rack or the shank of lamb, and discover the recipe that makes your mouth water the most:

What if we took advantage of this holiday to indulge in the deliciousness of good homemade eggs? Making chocolate Easter eggs is not complicated, but molds are necessary, and you need to have at least 3 hours to spare. Discover our best chocolate or sugar Easter egg recipes below:

Also discover our simple and easy-to-make recipe for homemade Easter chocolates via this tutorial, or consult our best recipes on the subject:

Know that there are not only chocolate eggs as sweets at Easter. If you want to stay in tradition, then opt for the little Alsatian Easter lamb called osterlammele. These little egg-rich Easter lambs are originally offered the morning after Easter mass. Tradition dictates that it is topped with a small tissue paper pennant in Alsatian colors. If you want to stay in the spirit of chocolate bunnies, why not make Easter carrot biscuits in the shape of bunnies or an Easter carrot cake, a must-have for the English? For those who prefer more chocolatey cakes, try your hand at the chocolate Easter nest, the flower pot-style chocolate Oreo Easter cookies or the orange-scented Bavarian cake decorated with chocolate eggs… Yum! And if you want to be more inventive, why not get molds in the shape of animals like lamb? Don’t forget to decorate your cakes with Easter eggs or mini chicks!

Large parks, zoos or castles open their doors to you. If you take a trip to Alsace, celebrate Easter in the purest tradition in Colmar, with its markets and artisan exhibitions. For those who want to have fun, the Foire du Trône, the largest funfair in Europe, has opened its doors in Paris, and if not, why not take part in a game of escape game with friends? Find all our original ideas below:

Easter Sunday takes place on March 31, 2024, followed by the Easter Monday public holiday on April 1. How is the date of Easter scheduled each year? For a long time, Christians celebrated Easter at the same time as the Jewish Passover, which could fall on a Sunday, Monday or Saturday. Jewish Passover is in fact calculated on the lunar calendar (the month begins with the new moon) and falls on Nissan 15, the first month of the year, straddling March and April. But in 325, the ecumenical council of Nicaea decided that Easter must henceforth take place on a Sunday, the day of Jesus’ resurrection. To do this, he established a clever calculation known as “Comput”. Easter Day is set on the first Sunday after the full moon following the first day of spring… Like Ascension or Pentecost, Easter is therefore a movable feast, celebrated between March 22 and April 25. Another difference: For Orthodox people who use the Julian calendar and not the Gregorian calendar, spring arrives on April 3, not March 20 or 21. Each year, Orthodox Easter (which is also used in the singular) is therefore celebrated a few days later.