Readers share their Easter traditions
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Church, egg hunts, family gatherings and the Easter Bunny fill readers' Easter celebrations. Here are just a few ideas posted to ChicagoParent.com.
"To celebrate Easter and the tip of spring, we make little
flower bouquets and baskets and put them on the neighbors'
"The tradition with our family is we get up early Sunday
morning, go to sunrise services at church and then go to grandma's
house for an elaborate ham dinner and Easter egg hunt around the
neighborhood. In the afternoon we watch the "Tale of Peter
Cottontail" and take a well-deserved nap."
"To our family, Easter is the celebration of SPRING! We study
the changes that our surroundings go through such as the plants,
animals and weather. We decorate with nature-inspired items like
flowers, plants and birds."
"We are mostly Jewish and that's Passover season for us with a
seder, but Easter time is our pagan celebration to the return of
spring and a nod to mommy's family of origin. We read Beatrix
Potter and other rabbit lit, dye fecundity symbols and hide
"We have a big family so every holiday is an adventure but
Easter is one of our favorites. There's always an Easter egg hunt,
a lamb cake and too much candy. And who knows what to wear? There
has been more than one Easter when tears were produced due to
pretty new sandals being replaced by winter boots for the walk to