E = Easter

Easter, the Christian holiday meant to commemorate the resurrection of Christ. Honestly I’m not sure how this holiday is celebrate in other countries but somehow, here in the United States, we recognize the resurrection through chocolate bunnies and hard boiled eggs dyed with bright colors. Oops…I almost forgot, we also eat a lot of food!

When I moved to Texas I learned about a tradition that I had never experienced in Ohio. Cascaron eggs…AKA Confetti eggs. I have learned that confetti eggs have a long history in Mexico…and this explains why they are so popular in Texas! As neighboring States (state and country to be exact) we share many traditions.

Confetti eggs are just that….real eggs hallowed out and filled with confetti. The eggs are then smashed over the heads of friends and family (I would suggest you never smash a confetti egg over a stranger’s head….really don’t!)

Our house not only enjoyed chocolate candy and decorated hard boiled eggs yesterday, we also played with cascaron eggs. Fortunately we did all of our smashing outside!

The confetti

The confetti

Even though we took the messy fun outside….we are still finding confetti on our pillows, on the couch, and on the dog. Maybe by next Easter all the confetti from this year will be cleaned up and we can do it all over again!

The A – Z Challenge will run through April. Each day is a different letter and a different photo…I hope you all enjoy!

11 thoughts on “E = Easter

  1. Sue

    So, how do they get the confetti inside the eggs? Sounds like it was a lot of fun, even if you are still cleaning up. I know a few practical jokers who would LOVE this tradition. 🙂

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    1. treerabold Post author

      Apparently you poke a hole in the egg, drain, wash, dry….fill with confetti. We buy them!! It’s easier 😉

      When you look at each egg closely you notice a cover over the hole that keeps the confetti in place until smashed!!

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      1. Sue

        I would have to buy mine too- pretty sure I would break the majority just trying to clean and fill them. Lol

  2. joannesisco

    I’ve never heard of confetti eggs before but the idea sounds like a lot of fun. I have a house full of men for holidays and celebrations who would simply love this kind of shenanigans 🙂
    I wonder if I can find some online? 😉

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  3. amoralegria

    I had heard of cascaron eggs before and knew they were filled with confetti but didn’t know real eggshells were used! I thought maybe paper mache, like a small pinata, only with confetti instead of candy. Interesting…I’m willing to bet most people, even in Mexico, buy commercial ones these days instead of going through the painstaking process of making them themselves!

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    1. treerabold Post author

      Even though I have smashed quite a few….I had never really given much thought to how they were made…I too assumed they were probably paper. Then I did some Googling for the post and found the truth!!

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