From Mass to camping, San Antonians celebrate Easter

Camping at local parks an annual tradition for many families

SAN ANTONIO – People across San Antonio attended Easter church services Sunday, while other families spent the day continuing the annual tradition of camping in the park.

Folks packed the pews to sing and celebrate at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower on the city’s Northwest Side

“This is where I began my journey with Christ in life,” Jason Vasquez said. “I was baptized here as a child.”

"It's the culmination of the whole Christian year for us. It's a day of celebration,” David Olvera said. “It's a very special day for all Christians, and we like celebrating here because it's a beautiful place."

Another annual tradition for many families is camping in one of the city’s local parks.

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Woodlawn Lake Park is one of 10 parks where overnight camping is allowed for Easter weekend.

Plenty of people camped out Saturday night, spent Sunday barbecuing and celebrating the holiday with their families.

Rudy Quintanilla was  camping while waiting for some of his family to join them.

"More family members are fixing to come over here,” he said. “We'll do an Easter egg hunt with my granddaughter, and some other grandkids and some other family members."


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