Happy Easter !

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Some of you asked me : yes, it’s the Easter rabbit for which I watched on Wednesday indeed !

He visited us this morning, and left something for the humans :

The tradition of dyed eggs for Easter is common to many countries, but here we also have another tradition that features eggs : egg tapping.

We play with hard-boiled eggs, before eating them, and rules are very easy : every player holds his egg in his hand and bangs it against the egg of another player to try to break the shell of the opponent, without breaking his own. The players agree to collide eggs summit against summit or base against base. The one whose egg breaks has lost.

Did you already know this tradition ? Have you already played ?

We found a video of this fascinating game in which one you can also hear some Swiss-German dialect of the canton of Zürich. For those who speak German, can you understand this charming presenter ?

Happy Easter !

23 thoughts on “Happy Easter !

  1. Summer

    My human really liked that Easter tapping tradition! There is one from her own Latin culture – instead of hardboiled, people blow out the contents of the raw egg by putting a hole in the top and bottom with something small and sharp. Then they decorate the egg and fill it with confetti – and break it over people’s heads! She enjoys small acts of violence, for some reason.

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  2. Teddy

    What a wonderful tradition – we aren’t familiar with that but it sounds like BIG FUN…..I also think that’s a VERY yummy looking chocolate bunny. HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

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  3. Cathy Keisha

    OMC! TW said her family used to do that egg tapping thing every Easter. You brought back some memories she hadn’t thought about in decades. Hoppy Easter/April Fools Day! May everyone have a day filled with family, friends, and lots of treats!

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  4. Valentine

    Pixie Bunny, you are a luv. I’ve never heard of that egg-tappin’ game. I’m so glad it doesn’t call for uncooked eggs, ’cause that would be a gooey mess! Tee hee hee.

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  5. da tabbies o trout towne

    happee bee lated easturr two ewe pixie N zorro N yur game soundz like a lotta fun !!! thanx for sharin 🙂 ♥♥

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  6. Raven

    We’ve never heard of the egg tapping tradition, but it looks like fun.
    Pixie, you look beautiful in your photo.
    Zorro, you’re very handsome, but you look very serious in your photo. I often have the same look in my eyes so I think it’s common to black cats.

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  7. Mark's Mews

    We asked TBT about the egg-tapping an he said he had never heard of it. He said if he and his brother had done that there would just have just been mushed eggs mixed with shell bits in them, MOL!

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