The Easter Egg Hunt: Copy editor Jennie Brouse describes her favorite Easter tradition.

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family. Our traditions used to begin on Good Friday when we would color eggs at my church with my dad’s side of the family, followed by a church Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning. My church is rather small, so most of the attendees are my dad’s siblings and my cousins. Then on Sunday morning, we attend our regular church service. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays to spend with my family. Our traditions used to begin on Good Friday when we would color eggs at my church with my dad’s side of the family, followed by a church Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning. My church is rather small, so most of the attendees are my dad’s siblings and my cousins. Then on Sunday morning, we attend our regular church service.

After Church, we spend the rest of the day at my maternal grandmother’s house, who always hosts a huge Easter celebration for my mom’s side of the family. My favorite part of our yearly Easter party is the Easter egg hunt that my cousins and I have. I have 8 cousins on this side of my family, and our ages range from 12-30, so we split the groups in half, with the younger cousins hiding eggs for the older cousins, and the older cousins hiding eggs for the younger cousins.

To keep things fair and to keep track of all of the eggs, we assign an equal number of eggs to each cousin, and the eggs are marked with our names. When hiding the eggs we are each assigned one cousin to hide eggs for, and can give specific hints when our assigned cousin needs help. The Easter egg hunt is a family wide event, where all of the aunts, uncles, and my nana pitch in to help the egg seekers on the hunt.

While I am sad we won’t be able to have our annual Easter egg hunt and Easter party this year. I am hopeful that by next year we are able to gather together again and continue with my favorite tradition once again.