Tomorrow is Easter and I have always loved it. When I was a child my mother cooked a lot of eggs and put them in bowls with different colors. There were red, green, yellow, and blue. When they were dyed she made them shiny with a piece of bacon. For this work of course I liked to help. There also were wax sticks in different colors with which you painted on still quite hot eggs making little dots and using different colors. The result was multi colored eggs.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a photo of an egg colored with wax sticks.
When on Easter morning I had found all my real colored eggs together with chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs, I put the colored eggs in a little basket and ran out to play with the other kids our Easter games. The once I remember was letting roll an egg down a hill and the owner of the egg which wasn't broken was the winner and got from each player an unbroken (of course) egg ! The other one was kicking two eggs together and the winner again was the one whose egg had survived. Sometimes I came home with so many eggs that my mother sent me away to give them to other children !
I did the same of course with our son. I decorated the house with bunnies and little fluffy yellow chicks, Easter bunnies and a bouquet of branches with blown out colored eggs (later plastic once) little bunnies and all kind of easter decoration. (This year's decoration is below)
our eggs this year ! I put them in a triangle for Photo Hunters.
When I moved to Belgium the easter traditions were completely different. I wrote about it last year here on my old blog. No bunnies, no eggs, but bells and fishes !
Today of course it's the same. Easter egg hunts are oraganized in all cities and you see bunnies everywhere ! But the eggs are still brought by the bells of Rome !