Easter traditions

Join this Vicfix campaign to seek out Easter eggs in historic articles

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Easter traditions

Easter is a time to reconnect with friends and family over hot cross buns and a special Sunday roast. This was equally true 100 years ago, but some Easter traditions have been lost – who now posts an annual round of Easter cards to their friends?

Newspaper articles from the 1880s to 1930s delve into the origins of the season's customs, including ancient spring rituals. They also report on events and holiday activities including egg-hunting competitions, tips for homemade Easter treats and descriptions of the latest Easter cards from abroad.

Contribute to this Vicfix campaign – it's easy!

  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
  • Add our tag 'vicfix-done' once the whole article is fixed (note that the tag is case sensitive).
  • Share what you've fixed with friends and family.
  • Send us feedback by emailing vicfix@slv.vic.gov.au, follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our enewsletter for Vicfix and other Library news.

Correct articles from one of our other Vicfix correction campaigns.

Frohes Osterfest, Donaldson, Daisy, compiler

Easter cards

Great news: all the articles in this campaign are fixed! Explore them by clicking on the 'Fixed articles' tab, or choose a newspaper article to fix in one of our other Vicfix correction campaigns.