Let’s face it! Holidays are about two things: family and food!

Easter celebrates spring, rebirth, and all that, so does anyone else find it weird to celebrate life by eating unfertilized chickens (aka “chicken periods“!) from hens who most likely suffered horrible lives in cramped cages or sheds.

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Holidays are no excuse for cruelty, so why not start a new tradition of compassion? Read on for our tips on having a fun-filled, cruelty-free Easter!

1. A Basket Full of Compassion

Don’t think that going vegan means you have to ditch the Easter basket full of goodies. There are tons of awesome vegan items available, including “accidentally vegan” ones. From chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, to candy without gelatin (aka animal bones), you can have it all and stay vegan. Drooooool! If you’re not sure which candies are vegan, check our list!

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2. Festive Faux Fun

Most of us grew up dying eggs and looked forward to expressing our creativity. The egg industry hurts chickens, but don’t squash your inner Van Gogh! Just channel that energy into some other artistic, animal-friendly crafts.

Pick up some ceramic EggNots to swirl in vibrant dye. They look and work just like real eggs, and you can keep them forever!

Express yourself and your love for animals with these easy, fun, and creative crafts that won’t leave a rotten smell on your conscience.

3. Baking Time!

Looking for a more delicious art project? Why not bake and decorate some vegan Easter cookies? The best part is that with no gross raw eggs in it, you can feel free to eat a little cookie dough before you bake them. Ya know, just to make sure they taste ok. 😉

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You can also make a vegan Easter cake using just a box of accidentally vegan cake mix and a can of soda. Check out our cake hacks guide to learn how.

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4. A Spring Feast That Really Celebrates Life

When it’s time for the main meal, don’t resign yourself to a plate of potatoes and salad. Check out all the amazing vegan ham and other vegan meat options out there and serve yourself a plate that makes your meat-eating fam jealous. Better yet, let them try how delicious your food is, and you could be creating a whole new menu for the next holiday dinner!

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5. Time for New Beginnings

Once your family sees how fun, delish, and, most importantly, easy it is to celebrate a compassionate Easter, they might have some questions for you. Be ready to show them the video below, or take a look at our tips on how to talk to your parents and friends.

How are YOU celebrating a compassionate Easter this year?