3 ways to celebrate Easter in Washington


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2013_03_church Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church on Massachusetts Avenue, NW will welcome guests on Easter Sunday (Photo: Patra Wroten)


Easter holidays are traditionally centered around church. It is, above all else, the day when Christians mark the resurrection of Christ. For the less devout, however, it is also a  day to break Lenten promises, search for a hidden prize egg and celebrate the start of spring. Here are three ways to spend your Easter Sunday.

Welcome spring at Lansdowne Resort

Escape the city – and the hoards of tourists in town for Cherry Blossom Festival – for Easter at Lansdowne Resort. This luxury property is just a 40-minute drive from Washington and promises fun for jelly bean lovers of all ages: special spring spa treatments for the ladies, golf for the gents, and an egg hunt for children. Two VIP guests, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, have already reserved their room, and will be hopping around Lansdowne all weekend.

Church and brunch in the city

Easter Christians … that’s what people who only go to church on Easter Sunday are sometimes called. For Christians who don’t belong to a church, finding a service to join for the holiday can feel a tad intimidating. The  small but diverse parish at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church doesn’t mind if you only pop in once a year to their sanctuary. There you’ll be welcome to enjoy a traditional service. It isn’t lost on an Easter Christian that Mount Vernon Place is right next door to the Henley Park Hotel where, after an 11 a.m. service, one can sit for a 3-course brunch while enjoying unlimited mimosas in the formal Tavern dining room.

Volunteer with SOME

SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been feeding Washington’s needy since the 1970’s. During Easter weekend the group will be filling and delivering food baskets so that low-income and home bound seniors can enjoy a special holiday meal. Find our how you can volunteer your time here.

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