In South Africa, the Easter Bunny hides a lot of chocolate eggs around the garden, which the kids hunt for and then stuff their faces with. In America, surprisingly, it is a much more wholesome holiday. Families spend time decorating boiled eggs together and then eat egg salad and egg sandwiches for the rest of the week! Because it's still a little snowy and slushy outside, the Alaskan Easter Bunny stays indoors and hides plastic eggs filled with money or sweets. We spent a lovely Easter Sunday with a group of friends, who were kind enough to let me decorate eggs and hunt for treats with their kids!
We used to blow eggs and then paint them when I was in junior school. It was quite a tricky process, because once you'd emptied the egg of its contents the shell was really fragile and liable to crack if you held it too tightly. And then you'd have to start all over again. I haven't painted eggs in ages - though I did orchestrate an Easter egg hunt on one of the Constantia greenbelts. You've got to work for your chocolate!
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