BRITS started the Easter bank holiday with a spring in their step last night as they hit the town in swathes.
Revellers sporting bunny ears appeared to have had an egg-cellent evening as they make the most of the boozy four-day weekend.
And it looks set to be a very Good Friday indeed – as forecasters say the country will bake in 22C heat.
Bars and pubs in Leeds, Newcastle and other major cities were packed to the rafters.
It seems there will be plenty of sore heads on Sunday morning, as Brits downed drinks to celebrate Easter in style.
One bloke was pictured enjoying a HUGE glass of beer as he laughed with pals in Leeds.
Another man was seen skirting through the streets on a BMX – with a nervous-looking lady skipping the taxi queue and hitching a ride on the back.
Gaggles of girls strutted through the city arm in arm with their pals, embracing the spring months with summer dresses and racy tops.
Unfortunately for one, she took a tumble in the road as she joked around with her friends.
But punters in Newcastle were keen not to let the northern party spot outdo them.
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Grinning pals posed for pictures as they enjoyed the nightlife on the Toon.
And one woman proved she was definitely in the Easter spirit by donning a pair of blue and white bunny ears as she headed out.
Another group of lads were pictured enjoying a late-night takeaway to tactically soak up the beer after a night of partying.
Brits were pictured enjoying the festivities across the city.
The fun is expected to continue in the days to come.
Even if you are not up for hopping on the boozy bandwagon, Brits can enjoy a long weekend in the sunshine outdoors.
The mercury is predicted to rocket over Easter, with blue skies and warm blasts expected across the country.
The good weather comes courtesy of a plume of balmy air straight from the Sahara.
But as well as plenty of spring sunshine, the plume also caused a bizarre meteorological phenomenon.
Skies turned red as desert sand was swept into the atmosphere. People living in the East and South East may have spotted tell-tale orange sediment on their cars and windows.
But the Met Office said that the best of the weather will hit on Good Friday – ahead of the Easter weekend.
They said that southerly airflow will bring the mild temperatures this weekend, with the mercury peaking at 22C in the south east.