Cheers to Easter! Drinkers make the most of the four-day weekend as they hit city centres for booze-fuelled nights out dressed as bunnies and bull fighters
- Revellers enjoyed the first Easter without Covid restrictions since 2019, turning out to dance, drink and chat
- In Newcastle, plenty of bunny ears were spotted, as well as a priest outfit and people dressed as bull fighters
- Last night’s celebrations followed a balmy day with the year’s hottest temperatures so far all around the UK
- As hungover partygoers awake today, they will wince against sunny skies forecast for much of the country
Revellers flocked to nightclubs and bars around the country last night to celebrate a boozy four-day Easter weekend on the town.
Photos from Newcastle showed partygoers sporting a variety of zany outfits, from a man in priest get up to bullfighters at a corrida de toros.
After a Saturday of widespread warmth with the hottest temperatures of the year so far from southern England all the way to northern Scotland, clubbers turned out in T-shirts and skimpy outfits to enjoy a sultry night.
The celebrations contrast markedly with those of the past two years, when festive sprits were dampened by Covid laws.
But with virus fears largely subsided, merry revellers crowded the streets around the country as they drank, danced, sang and chatted.
Revellers turned out in Newcastle on Saturday to enjoy the four-day Easter weekend, after having soaked up the rays during the hottest day of the year so far
Partygoers turned out in a variety of zany outfits, with these men doing a Geordie portrayal of the Spanish corrida de torros
A young woman in fishnet stockings and converses poses with her high-heeled friend, both sporting bunny ears as they celebrate Easter weekend in Leeds
A group of men wearing bright Hawaiian shirts point to the camera and smile as they enjoy their Saturday evening
A young woman poses in front of a dumpster, brightening an otherwise dreary backdrop as she partakes in the evening’s festivities
A police van stands parked behind a group of young men, who appear to be aiding a friend suffering under the effects of an excess of alcohol
A group of young women wearing blue, red, white and green dresses hug each other tightly
In recognition of the Easter holiday, plenty of bunny ears were on show.
Rabbits, due to their high reproduction rates, became linked with Pagan celebrations of spring and fecundity after the passing of wintry weather.
As morning breaks, last night’s drinkers will be nursing a hangover and wincing against the continuing bright skies forecast for Easter Sunday.
Across the country, early fog patches are predicted to dissipate giving way to sunny skies over much of the country, with eastern parts soaking up most of the warmth.
In the far west, it will be cloudier for most of the day, with rain over western Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Parts of Wales and southwest England are forecast to see rain later in the day.
In a nod to the Christian roots of the Bank Holiday weekend, a man dressed in an elaborate priest costume stands with his hands in prayer position while his friends pose behind him
Two women in Leeds enjoy a takeaway on a bench as the end of their festive evening approaches
A reveller in a rainbow-coloured poncho in Leeds carries his male friend, who may have had too much to drink, while a woman wearing a giraffe headband gesticulates at the pair
A man poses for a photo with his friends, his shorts pulled down to his ankles
Police officers escort a male, their arms linked with his as they talk with him
Partygoers sport rabbit ears on their heads, a tribute to the pagan festival represented by the same animal – associated with spring and fecundity due to its high reproduction rate
A group of young people smile for the camera as they enjoy a boozy Saturday night on the town in Newcastle
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