As the next holiday nears, we all start getting into our routines and preparing for the joyous celebrations. Every family has different traditions. Whether your traditions are centered in decorations, activities, or food it is something that you can count on!
One popular tradition is coloring Easter eggs! The first thing you do when coloring eggs is to prepare the eggs. The best way to do this is to boil them. This makes the eggs more durable and less messy. There are many different kits you can use to color eggs and different things you can use for decorating the eggs. To Christians, this is a way to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. Originally the dye was to represent the blood shed by Jesus. Now, the bright colors and designs can be seen as a way to rejoice and celebrate this holiday! This is an activity that everyone can enjoy!
Another thing involved in every Easter is chocolate eggs! Growing up, we were always gifted chocolate eggs. They are beautifully wrapped, hollow chocolate in an egg shape.They come in various sizes so you can get an individual one or a family one. Some even have surprises inside.
As with many other holidays, food plays a major role. A tradition in my family is calzone! It is dough in the shape of a pie or a pizza, then filled with various foods. On Good Friday, we eat calzone because there is no meat on Fridays during Lent. The calzone that Angelo usually eats is traditional to his hometown, Mola di Bari. It is called Scalcione di Cipolle or onion pie! His calzone are usually filled with onions, olives, and anchovies. Some people enjoy another type of Calzone enjoyed on Easter Sunday. These are filled with various types of meat. This is a way to celebrate because you indulge yourselves in things you have been fasting from throughout the season. It is symbolic of fulfillment!
A staple during on Easter day is lamb! Christians eat lamb on Easter as a tradition that dates back to Passover as many enjoy roast of lamb during Passover. As Christianity evolved, lamb was kept as a main dish because of the symbolism of Jesus being referred to as the “Lamb of God.”
And for dessert, a lamb cake! This popular European dessert is a pound cake in the shape of a lamb. It is then decorated however you wish! Usually with frosting, including green frosting on the plate to show a lamb laying in the grass. This tradition also symbolizes Jesus’ role as the Lamb of God.
No matter your traditions, every holiday is an opportunity to spend times with your loved ones and celebrate! What are some of your favorite Easter traditions?
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