Five Easter Traditions

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Easter traditions give families a way to celebrate one of the oldest holidays. Below is a list of five common traditions celebrated by families. Like any good tradition, these are activities that can be passed down and enjoyed for many years to come.

1. Egg Hunt – Easter egg hunts are fun for children of all ages, and is probably something you enjoyed while growing up.  Easter eggs can be hidden around the house or outdoors.  The eggs you use can colorful plastic replicas or the eggs that have been previously dyed for the holiday.  This is an activity that can be done at home, or many places hold these types of functions.

2. Easter Baskets – Baskets of goodies date back hundreds of years.  There are a variety of items that can be used to fill an Easter basket.  A favorite of children (and adults) is often the chocolate bunny. Whether you hide the baskets for your child to find or if they are left out by the Easter bunny, the gifts are sure to delight.

3. Dying Easter Eggs – Coloring Easter eggs is a great way to spend time with the family.  This fun activity can lend itself to the creation of some great family snapshots. Eggs can be colored in a several ways from dyes to markers and stickers to tie-dye effects.  The more creative you are the better!

4. Brunch/Dinner with Family – Family is an important factor in celebrating holidays.  Easter is often celebrated with a family brunch or dinner.  Typically the main course is ham or lamb, however dessert might be everyone’s favorite.  With so many delicious options to choose from it’s hard to decided between a chocolate candy or carrot cake.

5. Visiting the Easter Bunny – What child does not enjoy the annual trip to visit the Easter Bunny?  Found in many public locations, it’s another great chance to snap a photo and remember the holiday for many years.

These are just a few ways that Easter is commonly celebrated.  What are your family’s favorite Easter traditions?