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!
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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Easter Egg Hunts are not popular in EnglandCorretto
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Both eggs made of chocolate as well as eggs that are painted can be usedCorretto
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Each Easter Egg Hunt could be different from anotherCorretto
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Parents often hate the Easter Egg HuntsCorretto
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Easter Egg Hunts started more than 200 years agoCorretto
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There wasn’t chocolate at the first Easter Egg HuntCorretto
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Children usually organise the eventCorretto
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People who participate can eat a lot of chocolate!Corretto