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Easter running late this year?

January 22nd, 2006

It’s nearly Australia Day, and my local Coles has only just got the Easter eggs and Hot Cross Buns on sale. This slackness was apparently due to delays in clearing out the mince pies from Christmas las year.

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  1. Ian Gould
    January 22nd, 2006 at 11:12 | #1

    Yeah, last yar the Coles in the Myer Centre had their Easter dispalys up before New Year’s (seriously).

  2. January 22nd, 2006 at 11:41 | #2

    Our Coles in Bruswick, Melbourne had eggs put two weeks ago!

  3. Kieran Bennett
    January 22nd, 2006 at 12:18 | #3

    Would it be cynical to suggest that if celebrations such as Christmas and Easter did not exist in our society, corporations would invent them?

    Oh wait, Santa Claus and coke, and I wonder why the painted hardboiled eggs become chocolate…

  4. January 22nd, 2006 at 14:32 | #4

    Happy Festivus, Keiran

  5. Mmmm…
    January 23rd, 2006 at 13:29 | #5

    For a real laugh, check out the work of Australia’s finest academic on the commercialisation of Easter:
    http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,17794003%255E5000423,00.html

  6. Steve Edney
    January 23rd, 2006 at 17:12 | #6

    Is it too obvious to point out that easter is in fact running 3 weeks late (compared with last year).

  7. Terje Petersen
    January 23rd, 2006 at 21:52 | #7

    Did anybody notice that the retailers were late with Christmas in 2005. It was nearly December before I noted any of the usual Christmas trim.

  8. Andrew Reynolds
    January 24th, 2006 at 12:00 | #8

    Terje,
    You do not live in WA, then. The Perth City Council had its Christmas stuff up before the end of October.

  9. January 25th, 2006 at 08:29 | #9

    I can second “Week by Week” sighting at the Coles in Sparkly Bear, Brunswick. Plus they have Candy Canes on sale for 55 cents a pack.

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