Shipping for Easter 2023 | International Parcel Deliveries

Parcel delivery on Good Friday and Easter Monday

If you will not see your loved ones this Easter, surprise them by sending gifts by courier! At Eurosender, we work with couriers from around the world to make sure you get the perfect Easter shipping service at the lowest cost. Check the holiday schedule to find out whether couriers will deliver parcels on Good Friday or Easter Monday in your destination country. Get a quote to start organising your Easter parcel delivery right away!

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Organise international parcel shipping and delivery via courier in time for Easter. Choose the service that best suits your needs:
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Do couriers deliver parcels on Good Friday and Easter Monday?

Parcels are delivered on Good Friday and Easter Monday if they are business days in the destination country. You should check public holiday dates in your delivery country if you are unsure whether couriers will deliver your parcel on Good Friday or Easter Monday. For example, Good Friday is a public holiday in the UK, whereas in the USA, it is only a non-working day in some states. Similarly, Easter Monday is not a public holiday in the USA or Scotland, although it is a day off in the rest of the UK.

Therefore, to find out if the couriers work and if your parcels will be delivered on Good Friday or Easter Monday, check the local calendar for your specific route beforehand. Bear in mind that Orthodox countries observe Easter on different dates.

How do I know if DHL, Hermes (Evri) or UPS will deliver over Easter?

You should check holiday dates in the delivery country as well as the Easter delivery schedules of individual couriers such as DPD, DHL, Hermes (Evri), Purolator, and UPS.

For example, UPS offers regular parcel pick-up and delivery services on Good Friday in the USA, but the same does not apply to UPS in the UK. Each courier company has its schedule adapted to the country of operation.

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Will the post deliver parcels on Good Friday or Easter Monday?

Postal services such as Royal Mail or USPS will operate as normal on business days in the locality. There will be no postal services on Good Friday or Easter Monday if they are public holidays. It is advisable to check if there will be any regional holidays in the part of the country where you plan to send your Easter parcel. To avoid any inconvenience, we recommend shipping your Easter presents 2-5 days in advance

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Are you running late? Book express Easter parcel delivery!

Do you need a fast solution for delivering gift parcels in time for Easter? With our Express Service, your Easter parcels are delivered in 24-72h internationally, with the possibility of scheduling a same-day collection depending on availability in your location.


Ideas for Easter parcels that can be shipped by courier

Many people enjoy the tradition of sending chocolate eggs during Easter time. But if you are looking for other ideas for what to ship in your surprise Easter parcel, you can consider the following:

  • New clothes to wear on Easter Sunday – apparently it brings good luck!
  • Cosmetics and toiletries, which are useful anyway throught the year
  • Scented candles, for an extra nice touch
  • Personalised gifts for the house bought on Etsy or other online marketplaces such as eBay
  • Toys and games for the kids to have fun

If you are looking for some more inspiration, check our extended list of items you can pack and ship internationally.


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Check the Easter 2023 holiday dates in some European countries

If you are planning to send Easter gifts, eggs or baskets abroad by courier, book the service with enough time for your parcel to be delivered by the Easter holiday.

DateHolidayExamples of countries
7 April, FridayGood FridayAustria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK
9 April, SundayEasterMost European countries
10 April, MondayEaster MondayAustria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden
16 April, SundayOrthodox EasterBulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia
17 April, MondayOrthodox Easter MondayBulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia


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FAQ about parcel delivery on Good Friday and Easter Monday

Can I send chocolate Easter eggs abroad through the post or via courier?
Since chocolate is a food item, it is usually included in the list of restricted or prohibited items of most courier companies. However, that does not stop thousands of people who still decide to send Easter eggs abroad as a present by post or courier. Since insurance will not be applicable for this item, make sure to protect it in the best way possible to avoid any damage during transit. Check our dedicated page to learn how to pack chocolate for safe shipping.
If you do not feel comfortable about sending Easter eggs abroad by post or courier at your own risk, you can choose to send an Easter basket with gifts that can be shipped abroad. Simply make your own gift basket with some of his/her favourite items and book the Easter parcel delivery with us.
How do I send Easter eggs in the mail?
Easter eggs are quite delicate, so if you are sending them in the mail, make sure they are properly packed. Wrap the contents individually in packing paper. Choose an appropriately-sized cardboard box, place a pad at the bottom and insert the Easter eggs. Fill the empty spaces with cushioning materials for maximum protection. Close and seal the box with adhesive tape.
Can I send a parcel of Easter eggs to the USA?
In spite of the restrictions on shipping food, there can be some solutions for sending non-perishable foodstuffs, such as Easter eggs as a personal gift between individuals to the USA. The items need to be packed properly, and the shipping documentation must be filled out correctly.
Businesses sending chocolate eggs to the USA must also file a prior notice with the FDA before shipping. Bear in mind that Kinder Surprise eggs are banned in the USA because the toys they contain are deemed a choking hazard. If you wish to send Easter eggs to the USA, we advise contacting our logistics experts in advance to discuss your options.
Where can I get packaging materials for my Easter parcel delivery?
You can purchase packaging materials such as cardboard boxes in most hardware or stationery stores. Make sure that you choose suitable packaging materials, especially if you are shipping delicate chocolate eggs. We recommend using plenty of cushioning to ensure your Easter parcel is well-protected for transport and delivery.
What is the cheapest way to ship Easter parcels via courier?
The most affordable service for shipping Easter parcels via courier is the Standard Service. This option is available if you are shipping within the EU. The estimated delivery time is around 1 business day for national deliveries and 3-7 days for international routes within Europe. Place your order and schedule your Easter parcel delivery right away through our booking tool!
Disclaimer: The information is the result of online research. For more information about the above-mentioned courier companies, we strongly recommend checking their official websites. Whenever you decide to ship goods by courier, make sure to consult the list of restricted and prohibited items.