Easter Egg Hunts

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It’s Easter time! For most Italians, that probably means eating a huge amount of food on Sunday, followed by a ‘Pasquetta’ party on Monday, perhaps involving a grill. However, one of the biggest Easter traditions for Americans and Brits is the Easter Egg Hunt! What is it, and why is it so popular, you might ask? Your Scrambled Eggs team is here to provide the answers!

What is an Easter Egg Hunt?

Traditionally, an Easter Egg Hunt is for younger children. Adults are usually responsible for organising the event, and they hide chocolate eggs or painted eggs outside, often in a garden or park. Later in the day, the children are encouraged to search for these gifts that they believe have been left by the Easter Bunny. Sometimes there can be a winner of a competition, such as the child who finds the highest number of eggs, or on other occasions the eggs are shared around all the children. Each Easter Egg Hunt comes with its own rules and traditions.

Why Is It So Popular?

Firstly, these events are great fun for the children as they must search in the flowers, bushes and hidden parts of the garden to find all of the eggs! Most importantly however, it’s a wonderful opportunity to encourage children to run around outside on a holiday that is based around eating a lot (and in particular a lot of sugar!). Parents usually love the Hunt as their children are outside and active, and they can participate with their friends and work together to find the eggs. Finally, and perhaps best of all, the more eggs that you find the more chocolate you can eat!

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Did you know that Easter Egg Hunts originally started around the 1700s? Easter is always in Spring, and as the bunny is a symbol of the season people thought that they brought good luck, and should be celebrated. The first Easter Egg hunts didn’t involve chocolate eggs, these were introduced later as traditions evolved.

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Una giornata a Londra: cosa fare in 24 ore

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Londra è conosciuta come la città che non dorme mai. Con una storia di oltre 2000 anni che risale all’epoca dell’Impero Romano e con così tante cose da fare e da vedere, ci vorrebbero settimane per godersi al meglio questa città. Ecco allora una lista di cose da fare assolutamente a Londra in sole 24 ore!

Per prima cosa, iniziate la vostra giornata concedendovi una tipica English Breakfast che potrete trovare nella maggior parte dei pub! La colazione all’inglese offre molta scelta e può essere accompagnata da bevande calde come tè e caffè. Non si tratta solo di una buona occasione per provare la tradizione culinaria locale, ma vi darà anche molta energia per affrontare la giornata.

Una volta saziati da questa grande colazione, incamminatevi verso il Palazzo di Westminster e il Big Ben. Da qui, potrà iniziare il vostro vero e proprio tour, con la visita dell’abbazia di Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Squadre e Covent Garden! Girare a piedi è il modo migliore per ammirare Londra anche dal punto di vista architettonico; vi serviranno circa 2 o 3 ore per vedere tutto. Assicuratevi di arrivare a Buckingham Palace in tempo per vedere il Cambio della Guardia (tutti i giorni alle 11:00).

A questo punto sarà già ora di pranzo! Prendete la metropolitana fino a Camden Town, dirigetevi a Camden Market e assaporate lo street food migliore della città. Potrete passare l’intero pomeriggio esplorando Camden, i suoi mercati e i suoi canali, oppure potrete prendere un drink al famosissimo e imperdibile pub The World’s End. Altrimenti, perché non visitare alcuni degli altri mercati più famosi della città? Alle bancarelle di Portobello e Old Spitalfields potrete acquistare dei fantastici pezzi d’antiquariato. In caso di pioggia, i musei di Londra (per la maggior parte gratuiti) sono un buon rifugio dove poter approfondire anche la vostra conoscenza della cultura inglese.

Ma una visita a Londra non può dirsi completa senza un bel panorama. Per una vista mozzafiato della città alle luci del tramonto, andate verso Primrose Hill a Regent’s Park. In alternativa, per vedere gratuitamente da vicino i più bei grattacieli di Londra, a Sky Gardens potrete sorseggiare un cocktail godendovi il panorama! P.s. Per evitare la coda, è consigliato prenotare in anticipo.

Per concludere al meglio la vostra giornata londinese, consigliamo una visita a Shoreditch, un quartiere vivace e di tendenza nella parte est della città. Qui potrete anche fare un giro a Brick Lane, dove ammirare stupende opere di street art e assaggiare del pollo al curry di qualità in una delle tantissime “curry house”. Una curiosità: lo sapevate che il pollo al curry è uno dei piatti nazionali preferiti? Terminate la giornata con qualche drink e, perché no, con un ballo in uno dei bar più trendy di Shoreditch.

E tu? Sei mai stato a Londra? Hai qualche altro suggerimento da aggiungere alla visita di questa fantastica città?

The National Monument of Scotland

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The National Monument of Scotland is one of the most famous attractions in Scotland’s beautiful capital city – Edinburgh. It’s situated on Calton Hill, which is in the city centre, slightly east of the popular Princes Street (the most important shopping street of Edinburgh). Calton Hill can be seen from all over the city, which means that the National Monument is one of the most recognizable sights to see.

It was designed during 1823-6 and based on the world-famous Parthenon in Athens, Greece. However, after construction started in 1829 the project very soon ran out of funds and so it was left unfinished. While there have been many ideas since then about how to finish the work, it has been left in its original state because of the cost and also primarily a lack of local enthusiasm.

The monument is Scotland’s national memorial to the soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic wars. However, because of it’s strange unfinished appearance and iconic status, it’s much more famous nowadays for being a fantastic place to take incredible photos of the picturesque city, enjoy a walk with friends or chill out on a sunny day. For anyone visiting Edinburgh, the monument should be at the top of their to-do list, along with the other attractions on Calton Hill such as the Nelson Monument, the Dugald Stewart Monument and the Robert Burns Monument.

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