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Easter Egg Hunt
April 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
EASTER Eggstravaganza 2023: A Family-Friendly Celebration
Join us for a fantastic Easter Eggstravaganza event, filled with games and delicious treats
Secure your ticket now for just $5 per child, covering material fees.
Gather with the whole family for a wonderful Easter Eggstravaganza event, hosted by our German school teachers at Old World in Huntington Beach. This is one of our major signature events that everyone can enjoy.
Embrace the season with an afternoon packed with engaging activities, thrilling games, and scrumptious treats.
With egg hunts, face painting, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Don’t miss out on the excitement – save the date and join us for a memorable time!
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About the Easter egg hunt tradition
The Easter egg hunt is a tradition with deep historical roots that has evolved over the centuries. Its origins can be traced back to pre-Christian pagan springtime festivals celebrating fertility and renewal. During these festivals, eggs were seen as symbols of new life and rebirth and were often used in various rituals.
The Christian tradition of Easter egg hunting can be traced back to the early Christians in Mesopotamia, who dyed eggs red to symbolize the blood of Christ. As Christianity spread across Europe, different cultures integrated their own springtime customs into the Easter celebration. The practice of egg decoration continued to evolve, with various techniques and materials used to create intricate and colorful designs.
One of the earliest documented egg hunts dates back to the late 16th century when Protestant reformer Martin Luther reportedly held egg hunts for his congregation. The custom then spread to other countries, including the United States, where German immigrants in the 18th century introduced the “Osterhase” or “Easter Hare” – a character who would hide brightly colored eggs for children to find.
Over time, the Easter egg hunt has become a secular activity enjoyed by people of all faiths and backgrounds. It is still celebrated today for several reasons:
- Cultural tradition: Easter egg hunts have been a part of many people’s childhoods for generations, and the tradition is passed down from one generation to the next, fostering a sense of continuity and shared history.
- Community bonding: Easter egg hunts are often organized by communities, schools, and churches, providing opportunities for people to come together and strengthen their social bonds.
- Family fun: Easter egg hunts are an entertaining activity for children and their families, allowing them to spend quality time together and create lasting memories.
- Spring celebration: As Easter takes place in the spring, the egg hunt serves as a way to celebrate the season of rebirth, renewal, and warmer weather.
Though the original religious significance of the Easter egg hunt may have faded for many