Hi everyone and Happy Easter/Passover! Today I’m reposting part of a blog post I did in 2015. I wanted to tell you a little bit about some of my family’s Easter traditions. Making cascarones or confetti filled eggs is one of my family’s traditions. Me and my son usually take part in this every year. If we don’t make cascarones, we only dye hard-boiled eggs with an egg coloring kit and vinegar. We sometimes attend Easter egg hunts at nearby parks. My son also gets an Easter basket with toys and candy. Do you have any Easter Sunday/Passover traditions? If so, please feel free to share them in the comments. Have a great holiday, everyone!
Back in the 80’s and 90’s, me, my mom and sister used food coloring or an egg dye kit to color hard boiled eggs and cascarones. Cascarones are empty egg shells filled with confetti. They usually sell the confetti filled eggs at stores like Walgreens and/or Walmart nowadays.
We’d dip the eggs/egg shells into blue, yellow, red, green, pink, orange, purple and yellow dyes. After the eggs dried upside down, we added the confetti into the egg shells. We then glued a tiny slab of tissue paper around the small opening of the egg so the confetti wouldn’t fall out. Besides painting the eggs, the fun part was having an adult hide the eggs around the front and back yard! As the eggs were found, BAM! Everyone usually had a confetti filled egg broken on top of their head. Having a confetti filled egg broken on your head is supposed to be a sign of good luck. Confetti would sometimes take days or months to get rid of in the yards. The happiness and excitement everyone felt made it all worthwhile. I included a YouTube video of the cascarones tradition below. Food blogger Yvette Marquez Sharpnack from the Muy Bueno Cookbook blog was born and raised in El Paso. She currently resides in Colorado. I interviewed her in my blog back in November 2015. You can check out the interview here.
Another tradition growing up was wearing pretty dresses and shoes to church. Opening up candy and toy filled Easter baskets in the morning was also fun. I always liked cherry and watermelon jelly beans, along with chocolate, marshmallow filled bunnies. In recent years, my new favorite jelly bean is Jelly Belly’s buttered popcorn flavor. Black jelly beans and overly sweet marshmallow Peeps are still a NO for me.
In recent years, I’ve come to realize holidays are for kids and those who are very young at heart. I continue to celebrate them for my son because of the happiness it brings him…just like my parents and other relatives did for me.
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