Although Easter is not until early April, Coles and Woolworths are selling hot cross buns and chocolate eggs.
Although Easter is not until early April, Coles and Woolworths are selling hot cross buns and chocolate eggs.

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HAPPY New... yeah, whatever. Can I interest you in a hot cross bun?

I might be able to round up some Halloween candy if that's what you'd prefer?

Easter Sunday's not until April 20 this year - yet Easter-themed chocolates are already on supermarket shelves.

Should we be surprised? No. No way.

It's the same every year. The retail giants have cottoned onto our love of special occasions, and they've decided to turn what should be a singular day of celebration and/or religious significance into a commercialised calamity.

Is it too early for hot cross buns and Easter eggs?

This poll ended on 02 January 2014.

Current Results

Yes! We've barely just finished up with Christmas

73%

No way! I love Easter no matter the time of year

2%

Can't they wait until February at least?

21%

Easter stuff is on sale?

3%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

We're suckers for public holidays - and we love to stretch them out as long as we can.

Unfortunately all it takes is the one supermarket to start churning them out - no matter what we say or what time of year it is, someone's going to buy them.

>> HOPPING IN TOO EARLY ON EASTER FARE?

Selling them so early is only watering down the significance of the actual Easter weekend, and every other holiday we have in the pipeline.

Halloween's the latest one to burst onto the scene. Give it time and paraphernalia for the October 31 "holiday" will be on the shelves as early as July.

Christmas is another classic example. Every year it seems as though the decorations go up earlier and earlier.

You can't blame the retailers though - we get sucked into it as soon as Myer puts the Christmas trees up.

If you want to take a stand here's my hint - don't indulge the retail giants in their little game.

Turn your back on Easter until it's actually Easter. Wait until a week out then go nuts with all the chocolate eggs and hot cross buns you like.

Let them know that we like our holidays on our actual holidays - and not spread out over a four month period.


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