The last week of March is such a fabulous week. The weather starts clearing up, spring is round the corner and all around the world people are celebrating fun festivals like Holi or Easter!
I read somewhere that Easter is a chocolate filled holiday. That, and the fact that it usually falls on a Sunday makes it such a happy festival to celebrate!
There are so many Easter traditions out there – some which focus on the meaning of the day and others which are purely there for fun! I picked three of my favorite Easter traditions which you can start with your families this year to make sure you have a blessed holiday.
Three traditional and fun Easter traditions:
- Decorate Easter Eggs and plant them on the branches of a tree to have your own Easter Egg Tree. This is Ostereierbaum, an old German tradition where the branches of trees are decorated with eggs for Easter. For some excellent ideas on how to decorate your Easter Eggs, see our Easter crafts post here. And for inspiration on the tree, checkout how German pensioner Volker Kraft and his wife Christa have been decorating the apple tree at their German summer home every year since 1965 – so magical!
- Bake Mazurek – a traditional Polish Easter pie. The Mazurek cake is a traditional Polish Easter recipe which is said to be a variation of a Turkish recipe. You can look at a basic recipe here, or scour the internet for more variations.
- Plant a magical jelly bean’s garden. This one’s specially for the little ones in your house. Plant some jelly beans in your garden/flower pots the night before and wake up to sweet treats sprouting from the ground where you had planted the beans. So much fun! Read more about this tradition here.
You can explore more Easter traditions and ideas in this massive Easter round-up by Holly of Kids Activities Blog. Happy Easter folks, hope you have a good time celebrating the holiday.