ARGUS COMMENT: Shop local this Easter

South Wales Argus: ARGUS COMMENT: Shop local this Easter ARGUS COMMENT: Shop local this Easter

EASTER weekend, is of course, the most significant date in the Christian calendar, but over the years many other traditions have grown up around it.

An ideal time for getting away from it all, it has also now developed into the key date for launching myriad DIY or gardening projects.

We would like to throw a new idea into the mix.

And that is to reinforce a message we have long supported: shop and spend local.

So, if you are not getting away and you are not planning to re-decorate or launch a garden makeover, then why not take the time to either shop in your local independent shops or visit one of the countless shows, family days or attractions that we have in this area?

And, let’s face it, we are spoilt for choice.

Record Store Day is celebrated in many towns and cities across the UK every year as a way of boosting trade for independent record shops.

This year Newport is really getting behind it and a visit to the city is a must for music fans with lots in the way of special offers and live music to enjoy.

Then, of course, there are the numerous events celebrating Easter across most of Gwent’s major attractions.

Why not do something different while supporting local businesses and attractions?

What better way to celebrate Easter weekend than that?

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3:58pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"What better way to celebrate Easter weekend than that?"

Erm...if it's an exclusively 'Christian festival' as the editorial intimates that it is then isn't the 'better way' to celebrate it constitute going to Church? Or are we to ask ourselves in such situations: what would 'Jesus' Cameron do?;)
"What better way to celebrate Easter weekend than that?" Erm...if it's an exclusively 'Christian festival' as the editorial intimates that it is then isn't the 'better way' to celebrate it constitute going to Church? Or are we to ask ourselves in such situations: what would 'Jesus' Cameron do?;) Katie Re-Registered
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4:17pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Btw... apparently unbeknown to our glorious PM, the actual name Easter is derived from Eostre - the name of the pagan goddess that Britons originally worshipped. Sssshhhhhhhhhh.....w
onder if he also thinks that Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer was one of the twelve disciples?
Btw... apparently unbeknown to our glorious PM, the actual name Easter is derived from Eostre - the name of the pagan goddess that Britons originally worshipped. Sssshhhhhhhhhh.....w onder if he also thinks that Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer was one of the twelve disciples? Katie Re-Registered
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2:20pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Mr Angry says...

Who cares what it's called, it's a couple of days away from work and my lousy cowboy employer
Who cares what it's called, it's a couple of days away from work and my lousy cowboy employer Mr Angry
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