For the first time, major supermarkets in Britain will stock an Easter egg which shows images of Jesus on the packaging.
Easter has been a washout with high winds and rain lashing most of Britain and forecasters say the wet weather is set to continue.
Biblical scenes unfold in Trafalgar Square as thousands gathered to watch a recreation of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is going to present his crew with some Easter egg treats in space.
The Easter Eggs are a surprise for his colleagues on board the International Space Station, currently orbiting earth.
Click 'play' above to watch a live feed of Pope Francis' Easter Sunday mass.
Pope Francis has given his Easter Sunday vigil service inside St Peter's Basilica.
"Often we are tired, disappointed and sad. We feel weighed down by our sins. We think that we won't be able to cope. Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose faith, let us never give up," he said.
"There are no situations which God cannot change, there is no sin which he cannot forgive if only we open ourselves to him."
Accept the risen Jesus into your life. Even if you have been far away, take a small step towards him: he awaits you with open arms.
The Queen will attend the traditional Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle today.
She will be joined by other members of the Royal Family for the Matins service at St George's Chapel, to be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Rev David Conner.
Well-wishers are expected to gather at Windsor to catch a glimpse of the Queen as she makes the short journey to the chapel.
The Prince of Wales does not usually attend the service, and it is not thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend.
Pope Francis will today celebrate his first Easter Sunday since his election earlier this month.
He will lead an open-air mass in St. Peter's Square before delivering an address to the world from his papal balcony.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has led Easter baptisms in a pool on the steps of York Minster.
The Archbishop of Westminster has hailed Easter as a "triumph of light over darkness and life over death".
In his Easter Vigil at Westminster Cathedral, the Catholic leader of England and Wales called for for believers to live their faith with a "young heart".
Vincent Nichols said: "This week, Pope Francis spoke of its reality in these words: 'Look around - how many wounds are inflicted upon humanity by evil.
"Wars, violence, economic conflicts that hit the weakest, greed for money which none of us can take with us.'
"We know how those habits become actions, acts which we regret yet often repeat. All of this comes under the uncomfortable word 'sin'.
"All of this is overcome in the victory of Christ."
An Easter vigil mass is taking place at Westminster Cathedral as worshippers prepare for Easter Sunday.
Pope Francis urged those who have strayed from the faith to allow God back into their lives as he led world's 1.2 billion Catholics into Easter for the first time.
Francis, who was elected as pope earlier this month, presided at a solemn Easter vigil mass at St. Peter's Basilica to lead the Roman Catholic Church into Easter Sunday.
The 76-year-old Francis delivered a simple homily recounting the Bible story of the women who went to Jesus' tomb but were surprised to find it empty.
Some 10,000 faithful lit candles as Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, walked up the main aisle, and then the basilica's lights were turned on.
Pope Francis urged his listeners not to be "afraid of God's surprises", never to lose confidence during the trials and tribulations of daily life, and, if they have strayed, to let God back into their lives.