Easter is almost always a memorable holiday time for the families as they get together and do fun things that are enjoyed by all the members of the family. Possibly another favourite of all those who remember Easter pleasantly are the family meals which brings together the entire family at the table.
We have come up with a list of 5 traditions that are enjoyed on Easter and are a favourite among most people if not all.
1. Easter Egg Hunt
Traditionally these delicious and colourful eggs are spread all over an area which are then hunted and enjoyed by the children. However some people have added their own twist to this hunt. Some people end up using plastic eggs which are filled with real money. This not just gets the children scrambling all over the place to look for them but adults too join with equal fervour.
2. Dyeing The Eggs
This is possibly the one tradition that isn’t missed by any family that celebrates Easter with gusto. Enough eggs are hard boiled and dipped into edible food colours and are left in these until the eggs get stained with the desired shade of the colour. These are then carefully removed, preferably with a spoon, and towel dried. Make sure that you boil enough eggs as these get eaten by children in no time.
3. Egg Relay Race
This relay race involves placing a coloured egg in a spoon on a spoon and then running on a pre – determined course in the yard. Each person has to finish the course before passing the egg onto the nest person on the team. The last person on the team who finishes first wins the race. This is fun if there is a large group of people. What’s more, you can give away the coloured eggs as prizes.
4. Hunt – O – Basket
The biggest and the best tradition is always saved for the last and it isn’t any different for Easter either. Different families have their own version of this game. Each family has its own list of things that they put into the basket and Easter ends with the children, sometimes even the adults, looking for clues and following them to find this basket. The person who manages to find the basket gets to keep the basket.
5. Easter Dinner
At the end of a long day of fun and frolic, the entire family, usually with the extended family, comes together for a hearty meal. Again like a lot of traditions each family has its own menu that they prepare every Easter for dinner. There is no pre-planned menu here just go on and create your own menu that your family loves
The traditions mentioned above are some of the favourites that are practised by most families if not all. There is no compulsion that you should follow the same traditions as well. You can go ahead and create your own tradition which includes anything that will make you happy.
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