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As the Travel and Chocolate Industries Brace for the Busy Easter Season so does Washington DC

Celebrate Easter with New American Traditions

Easter brings with it the promise of springtime and holiday fun, making it the perfect time to travel and indulge. It is Australia’s most popular time to fly and why not with the excess of events happening world-wide? The Easter Bunny certainly gains a few frequent flyer miles on his tour of the United States. Every year he visits almost every shopping mall in the country to meet his fans! Take a break from a shopping tour to snap a picture with the big bunny and tell him what you hope will be in your basket.

If touring Washington DC, visit the White House and get access to the South Lawn for an Easter Egg Roll. You must have a child under age 10 to attend but children of all ages can buy the souvenir eggs, given free at the event, online. These hand painted eggs will be signed by President Obama and the First Lady!

The Easter Egg Roll was started around 1809 by Dolly Madison, the first lady of the time. Many celebrities and politicians turn out to this invitation-only-event (invitations may be requested on-line free of charge). This year will mark the 131st event and is themed ‘Let’s Go Play’. The goal is to get children and their families outside playing and exercising.

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate

As much as we know you’d love the bragging rights of owning a piece of American History, we know you really want the candy. Hershey’s is breaking out the Reester Bunny, a floppy eared variation on the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup while Cadbury is stepping up its game with orange cream filled eggs, yum! To really celebrate the event, dive into a chocolate factory and find out exactly how all that sugary goodness winds up in your pastel wicker basket on Sunday morning. No, it wasn’t just the Easter bunny. If you want to get your hands dirty and cut out the middle man (or rabbit) learn to make your own Belgian Chocolate in Belgium! Workshops even teach you how to make a real Easter egg. Now that’s a bank holiday you’ll never forget!

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Discount shop till you drop on your Washington DC get-away.

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