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Fancy nipping down to the pub this afternoon or a quick trip to the mall? Sorry, but because of a Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, you can’t.
You can get your hair cut today, Easter Sunday, assuming you can find a hairdresser outside of a mall who’s prepared to open. But woe betide them if they try to sell you hair product – that’s contraband today.
If you’re desperate for a pint, you could always sign up to a chartered club, because that’s less offensive to Christianity. Or check into a hotel. Or head to a gastro pub or a restaurant that serves alcohol, as long as you purchase a meal as well.
Jesus loves those with a full stomach.
There’s always the garden, assuming it’s not raining today. Your local garden centre is allowed to sell you a potted plant today (Jesus has risen) but not on Good Friday (Crucifixion day).
Things are looking slightly better if you live in a designated tourist town, like Wanaka or Taupo, or for some bizarre reason, Auckland’s Parnell Rd. Picton’s a possibility for a spot of shopping today – but only if a cruise ship is in town.
If you like a pie-like food object, you can always get one from a service station too (remember to blow on it)