You all blessed me so much with the stories you left in the comments during the Saint Patrick's Day Giveaway, I wanted to do another one!
This Easter, I want to share with you my favorite tradition.
As a child we lived in Spain. I come from a Hispanic family and when we lived there we shared our tradition of Cascarones! (An egg shell filled with confetti) You smash these on eachother's head! What fun we had as kids doing this. Although it hurt when someone inevitably "mistakenly" hit you over the head with a hard-boiled egg!
In Mexico, they are popular during the time of Carnaval. But really, people may use them during any festive occasion. According to historians, cascarones originated in China. It is rumored that Marco Polo first brought them to Italy, and on to Spain, and they eventually made their way to the Americas.Tradition has it though, that cascarones are supposed to bring good luck to the person the egg hits. The best part of the cascarones is its religious meaning "because they are made from eggs, they symbolize rebirth and Jesus' resurrection."
Now a days, cascarones are relatively easy fond around Easter time. But when I was a kid, my mom saved them for months leading up to Easter. She would gently break just the top off each egg as to keep most of the shell in tact. My dad would bring the hole- punched dots home from the office in bags. (pre- commercial confetti). Then my brother and I would dye the egg shells, stuff them with our homemade confetti then with a concoction of homemade paste and crate paper, we would seal each egg carefully.
My parents always threw the biggest neighborhood parties,
so during church service the Easter bunny would hide the cascarones all around the yard.
When we got home, all the neighborhood kids would run around finding the cascarones and smashing them on unexpecting adults and eachother!
I think of the mess we made. But mom always seemed to have the yard spotless in the next couple of days. The older I get, the more i appreciate my mother's love for us.
In the spirit of Easter, I want to know how you celebrate with your families or if you have a special tradition that’s all your own! Did you wear a new dress to church? Does the Easter bunny footprints leading to your baskets? Do you hide your baskets and make the kids look for them? Do you have an egg toss? Make a certain recipe, or just enjoy the time with loved ones?
Comment below how you celebrate Easter and I will pick a winner on April 29, 2019.
*There is no answer better than another, it's a random drawing*
After making contact with the winner I will post their name here, Facebook and Instagram. This contest is open to US residents only.
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