Easter Traditions

Easter Traditions
Easter Traditions

There are many different kinds of Easter traditions that people celebrate. A tradition is something that a family or group of people does every time that certain occasion happens together.

It does not matter what the tradition is that you and your family or friends do, as long as you are celebrating together. 

You choose one certain thing that you think is special or you can choose to do a whole group of things for your Easter tradition.

  • Easter dinner

Many families like to have a simple tradition like eating Easter dinner together.  This is a very important tradition and will mean a lot to all of the members of your family and friends.

You can plan for a certain day like the actual holiday or a day that is better for everyone to attend. You can all be responsible for a certain dish or bring along one favorite item every time.

Make a list of everyone and all the dishes and see what you need from there. This will be a special time for everyone to get together and catch up. 

A lot of families like to make Easter dinner as one of their family traditions. This is a special time that you can spend with your loved ones and create a delicious meal for you all to share.

Think of the memories that you can make each year as you spend your Easter in the kitchen with your family. You can share new recipes and help each other create a delicious Easter meal.

  • Attend Easter Sunday church

Another idea for an Easter tradition is to wake up and go to church with your family on Easter Sunday.

This is a great way to spend your Easter morning and making a new and wonderful tradition for you and your family to follow for years to come.

You can do this tradition with all members of your family whether they are young or old.  It is something that you will be able to treasure for years to come.

  • Easter egg hunt

For the kids, you can do a traditional Easter egg hunt. This is something that the children can look forward to every year.

You can get all the kids together for a great time. The adults can have an annual tradition of coloring the eggs and hiding the eggs for the Easter egg hunt.

It does not matter if the kids are young or old, they will love this idea for an annual Easter tradition.

The dyed eggs can be given out to family members and friends because it is believed to symbolize fertility.

  • Family picture

Getting a family picture take is another super idea for an Easter tradition. This is something that you can include the entire family in on or you can do with just your immediate family.

You can have everyone get dressed up in his or her Sunday best and meet on a certain day to have a family portrait taken.

This is a great way to make every Easter be remembered for everyone. You can hand out the photos to each family and also give them out in your Easter cards, which is another great example of an Easter tradition. 

  • Easter cards

As stated earlier, family pictures can be given out in Easter cards. Easter cards contain blessings and a wide range of messages sweetly written.

They serve the same purpose Valentine’s Day card and Christmas day card serve. They can be called greeting cards.

Family member can get their own cards usually customized and they can be exchanged on the Easter day or any other close to Easter on arrangement.

  • Chocolate bunnies

Hollow chocolate bunnies have an association with rabbits and chocolates are a good idea for everyone especially during Easter.

The bunnies are hollow for the sake of the teeth and to instigate a kind of disappointment for the kids.

Sometimes, the hollow chocolates bunnies are used in hiding the Easter eggs used for Easter egg hunt. Easter bunny symbolizes fertility.

  • Easter baskets

Easter basket is popular Easter tradition with origin from Germany. Children in ancient German believed that the Easter hare on coming will leave them with varieties of goodies.

Therefore, in preparation of its coming, the children created nests in a basket shape made from branches and leaves so that the bunny can drop those goodies.

In the present time, instead of just dropping the Easter basket filled with goodies, a game is played with it called Easter basket scavenger hunt.

Clues are given for children of different ages to search for the Easter basket. The clue when thoroughly followed, will lead them to the Easter basket. Most families turn the game by making edible Easter baskets.

  • Easter lilies

Easter season is known for its flowers. The flowers usually lilies are sent to friends and family members during Easter season. Most times, the flowers are potted or bouquet and exchanged as a pleasant Easter tradition.

  • Easter lamb

During Easter, lamb is the most popular meat as it is believed that if Jesus had eaten meat on his Passover meal, that meat would be lamb.

Families and friends maintain the Easter tradition of eating lamb every Easter. They can serve it in many delicious ways.

  • Plant Easter garden

Basically, because of the fact that Easter falls during the onset of spring, most families maintain the Easter tradition of planting Easter garden every Easter season.

Families therefore, enhance their yard with varieties of flowering plants. These plants can be either edible or just used for decorative purposes. Marigolds, pansies etc. can be considered.

  • Easter egg bread

Some families and group of friends make Easter egg bread their Easter tradition. This Italian Easter egg bread is made and colored hard boiled eggs are placed on the freshly baked bread.

It gives delight to see family and friends have a great Easter feast with the bread. The eggs can be dyed in any color of choice.

  • Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns are Swiss rolls sprinkled with raisins and then having a mark of the cross on its top.

These buns are usually prepared among families and friends on a week before Easter Sunday. It has been the Easter tradition of most families as the buns are greatly enjoyed.

This tradition was known to have started in the 12th century by a monk who drew cross on his buns in celebration of Good Friday.

Another record was of an old woman who sells hot cross buns on Good Friday dated back in 1730s.

  • Easter candy

Easter candies are usually rewards given to children after the Easter egg hunt. The candies like chocolates and varieties of other sweet is a common Easter tradition.

Verities of companies now make the candies with jellies and give them other ranges of shapes.

  • Easter cake

Every Easter, almost all families bake cake as their Easter tradition. Most times families and friends do not negotiate this tradition every Easter.

In honor of the bunny, most families make their desert with a carrot flavor. Members of the extended families can exchange cake the same way friends do too.

  • Egg time machine

Egg time machines are plastic eggs in which kids can write their thoughts on a paper and put the write ups inside the egg to be opened the next years Easter.

Families with your children maintain this tradition even as the children have grown older. It is a fun way of celebrating Easter with family.

The write up is usually a letter to him or herself and when opening the letter on the next years Easter, it is usually a great fun as the child reads his or her words a year ago to see how far he or she has grown.


The Easter tradition ideas above will make you and your families Easter celebration fun filled. Easter is meant to be totally enjoyed and this enjoyment can be quite meaningful if traditions are uniquely maintained. You can choose the best fun filled idea for yourself and loved ones.