Sunday, April 13, 2014

Learning a New Tradition

Traditions – we all have them.  Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, reunions, and Easter.

In North America, it’s often a tradition, especially with children in the house to color eggs, decorate the table with them, and later peel them for devilled eggs or egg salad or whatever. 

This year, for Easter Sunday dinner, we were invited to DS2’s in-laws – and learned a tradition that they’ve brought with them from Bosnia.

On the table was a bowl of dyed eggs


But not dyed with food color or the fancy little packages that can be found at Wal-Mart.  No, these eggs are dyed with onion skin and beets.

After dinner, we learned what to do with these (pardon the pictures, taken with my phone, and without glasses on):


One person cradles an egg in her hand and the other uses his egg to knock against the cradled egg, to see which egg breaks, and ultimately at the end whose egg stood up the longest.


Just a fun game, a contest for the kid in all of us!

Happy traditions!                Blessings, Peg

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