Easter is the perfect time to reflect on the value of human life, which is why child’s play maybe playing an important role in its celebration. Child-centric activities from all over the world, like the ones in this list, show Easter’s popularity as a season where children are valued.
From easter egg hunts, easter egg chocolates, the Easter bunny, and a number of special events and traditions practiced by people of all races and ages from all over the world, Easter transcends time and age groups to embrace humanity.
1. Donning Easter bonnets
Hats take center stage, decorated in anything from bespoke Easter chocolate to the season’s popular Easter bunny ears. Easter bonnet parades are practiced in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. Variations between these countries exist as to what items garnish the children’s hats. UK children often sprig theirs with spring flowers while Australian children use chocolates, Easter eggs, and bunny ears and chicken animal details.
2. Trick or Treat
Halloween may be the most famous time to dress up as a terrifying witch and go trick or treating for candy from house to house, but it’s not the only season when witches make an appearance. Some Europeans believe Maundy Thursday was the day witches travelled by broomstick to a mountain and meet the devil. They travel back home between Good Friday and Easter Sunday in time for Easter. To ward them off, bonfires are lit; to commemorate these occurrences, the tradition of begging for candy dressed as a witch or other popular characters is observed in Sweden and parts of Finland.
3. Easter Egg Roll
The most famous version of this, of which there are many in different parts of the world, is held annually in the United States’ White House South Lawn on Easter Monday by the President of the United States. Children aged 13 and younger can participate. The American version of the Easter Egg Roll is essentially a race wherein young children roll a colorful hard-boiled egg with a long-handled spoon across the lawn. Surrounding this race are other child-oriented forms of entertainment lead by Cabinet secretaries such as speeches and book-reading.
Hungarian boys like to take a swipe on other girls during Easter Monday. On this day, also known to them as “Ducking Monday,” they playfully sprinkle water, perfumed water, perfume, or cologne on girls. Others even pour buckets over the latter’s heads. Easter reminds us of rebirth and fertility. Water, after all, is believed in turn to have a cleansing and fertility-inducing effect.
From Easter fires in South Texas to Easter trees in Europe, Easter’s a source of great joy for the young. What are traditions in their native areas had become tourist attractions over time, encouraging parents to bond with their children and feel the spirit of Easter.
Children grow up believing the Easter bunny will come and shower treats on them every Easter. The things that had become synonymous over time with Easter – Easter eggs and Easter egg hunts – are well-loved by children. With the world’s diverse traditions during Easter, there’s a lot for everyone to experience.
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