Published 1 April 2015 ● Last Updated on 25 November 2016
An egg is an egg… is an egg? Certainly not on Easter when it transforms itself into something bigger – into a tradition that families pass on over generations, into a ritual that builds fond memories, into posed (and unposed!) moments that that fill the photo album – year after year.
This week we feature the festivities forged by supermom Nikita – a marketing professional bringing up her kids in the German-Indian tradition. Nikita shares with us how she celebrates Easter and makes it egg-stra special for her family!
We usually take on egg decorating and some craft work a week ahead of Easter Sunday. We first empty the eggs, then dip them in brightly coloured dyes. Once the eggs are dry, we create ornate and beautifully painted eggs. On Easter, we hang our delicate “creations” on to the Easter egg tree which becomes the table centrepiece.
Easter Sunday at our home begins with the Easter bunny whistling to wake the kids, just after sunrise. It’s time to hop down the bunny trail to find some hidden chocolate eggs (and other goodies too!) – and the the joy on my childrens’ faces when they finally have their baskets full of their favorite treats is priceless!
Later in the afternoon it’s time to put our aprons on and bring the mixing bowls out for some family fun in the kitchen! We bake some delicious cookies and it’s always fun to see what designs the kids can come up with. We are a family of cookie monsters 🙂 and we thoroughly enjoy our home-made afternoon treat with a glass of milk.
Finally the day ends with a light dinner and a movie of the kid’s choice. Cozy. Happy. Together.
Eggs represent rebirth, new life and spring, and our Easter egg tree with its decorations is symbolic and a big part of our family’s Easter tradition which we all cherish.
So, which is your favorite holiday tradition?