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Easter Traditions

Everyone has those wacky traditions that might seem weird to others but not to you. My family used to have a few Easter traditions that could be potentially wacky or similar to yours.

Dyeing and Painting Eggs

The day before Easter my siblings and I would always paint and dye eggs. We didn’t do the traditional egg paintings. Sometimes we would make the eggs look snazzy and dapper. Other times, we would get lazy and just plunge the eggs into all the dyes until they resembled a shade of brown.

Peep Wars

We also used to do Peep Wars where you would shove toothpicks in the wings of peeps and line them up on a plate. Yellow Peeps would be facing pink Peeps in a stare down. Then, they would be placed in a microwave and cook a bit while we watched them expand and attack each other. Whichever side got stabbed the most with toothpicks lost. Fortunately for the Peeps, we got sick of eating them, so we stopped tormenting the squishy marshmallows.

Easter Baskets

When I was little, the Easter Bunny (aka my mother) would hide our baskets of goodies during the night before Easter, and my siblings and I would have to find them the next morning. It was fun to see where the Easter Bunny would hide them every Easter. Sometimes it was easy to find the baskets and other times it was not.

Are any of these traditions similar to yours? If you don’t have any traditions, you could try some of the traditions above. However, I suggest you start with the Peep Wars first. You have not lived until you have seen a marshmallow explode in a microwave.


Marisa is a Senior at York College of Pennsylvania majoring in Professional Writing. She loves to read and play video games. She is overjoyed to share her experiences with Her Campus.
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