Growing up in Japan, we never really celebrated Easter. So whenever we visited my grandmother in South Africa during Easter, I remember how much we loved dyeing the eggs! My grandmother would dye all the eggs with onion skin. I remember going around the garden looking for little leaves or flowers which we would stick to the white egg, and then cover them with nylon to keep it in position. Then we would boil the white eggs with onion skin and some vinegar. The onion skin dyes the egg in the most beautiful natural colour!
My mother who is the mega arts and crafts superstar, knits the cutest easter eggs. I wish I was as creative, my kids would love it if I were able to do such things with them, but sadly I do not have a creative bone in my body;) Holiday times are when I miss my family the most, and this holiday I wish I were home so my mother could have taught my girls how to knit easter eggs (or maybe they are too young for that still!).
I have recently learnt 5 interesting facts about Easter. Did you know:
- The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed 7,200 kg!
- The art of painting eggs is called pysanka, which originated in Ukraine. It involves using wax and dyes to color the egg.
- Next to Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy-consuming holiday of the year.
- The Easter egg is said to symbolize and represent joy, celebration and new life.
- The 10 most popular things people give up for lent include alcohol, chocolate and sweets, cursing, Facebook, television, junk food, pop music, smoking, texting and gossiping.
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What are you all doing to celebrate Easter this year? What are your family traditions?