Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

Did you know that there is no Easter Bunny in Italy?


And no tradition of painted eggs or Easter egg hunts?


Italian children get these giant chocolate eggs from friends and family and the first thing they do is break them into pieces...not because they're naughty...but because there is a surprise toy hidden inside!


Of course, for me it wouldn't be Easter without an Easter bunny and painted eggs, so, as with all the major holidays my family has combined customs. We paint eggs (like the ones above) and the Easter Bunny hides them in the night so the boys can find them in the morning. He kindly, and multiculturally, also brings them each a large Italian-style chocolate egg. So, everyone's happy.

Hope you and your loved ones had a lovely day!

11 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

E Buona Pasqua a te, Saretta.

Anonymous said...

the Easter bunny passed by here too...Sarah got her chocolate egg from him/her/it

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think combining the traditions of the different countries is a great idea.

Couture Carrie said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter, darling!

xoxox,
CC

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Theanne and Baron said...

How wonderful to fit cultural celebrations together!

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Kristin said...

Sounds like they get the best of both worlds!

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Missy said...

oh I love this! Fab pics x

Missy
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Rohini said...

I didn't know that! We don't celebrate Easter here in India but I wish we did. :)
Xx

Saretta said...

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments...sorry it's taken me so long to respond!