Easter in the USA

Traditions, traditions...

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In the US, this is the first place that I've lived where there are so many people celebrating Easter, and even some schools and workplaces have Good Friday off. I've always loved Easter, loved, loved. It always reminds me of my childhood with houses full of cousins.

Great memories all around

In the past 3 years, Paul and I have been trying to get into the swing of things, the American way. Before kids, it was easy, we kind of mixed both mine and his culture, celebrated a little, no pressure, but with Victoria it's all different, as we want her to just have fun.

So I get up early and go hide the eggs, with arrows and small plastic eggs as it's the culture here in the US. At the end of the trail we usually get her a basket with stuff. I made the one this year, but in previous years we just bought baskets.

One thing we both miss is chocolate easter eggs. It's so hard to find it here! I've seen tiny little ones, for like 4 bucks. Instead, people buy chicks and bunnies, and they fill small plastic eggs with sweets, prizes or money for the kids to hunt.

The first year we were here, we took Victoria to Encanto park for the famous Easter Egg hunt. It was fun, except that everyone else had the same idea, the park was beautiful, but sooooo packed! You had to stand in line for ages, just to get the kid signed up, then another q for them to go hunting for like 30 seconds. Been there, done that, now no more.

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One year we colored eggs and every year in the morning I wake up really, really early (my daughter is an early morning child) and go hide the eggs.

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Second egg hunt, in the afternoon with the neighbors

I hope everyone had a great time with their families, if you celebrate Easter.