The tradition of decorating eggs is an ancient tradition going back as much as 5,000 years, the custom of Easter eggs started with the early christians who stained the eggs red in memory of the blood Christ shed at the crucifixion and a symbol of the resurrection.
For many years real chicken eggs were dyed and hidden for the children to find, but in today's modern world artificial eggs are used most of the time, they can be made from chocolate, or filled with candy. They are usualy hidden and in some instances prizes are given for the child who finds the most eggs. This is a much better use of the eggs, I remember wondering what to do with all those hard boiled eggs the day after Easter.
Instead of each household having their own Easter egg hunt, these events can be found in public parks, put on by churches, or sponsored by many cities.
Basket and Easter Eggs
On April 20 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a Easter Eggestraganza at the Yorba Linda High School. 19900 Bastanchury Rd. This family event, with music and food trucks has a helicopter drop of over 30,000 Easter Egg filled with candy. The event is put on by the Crosspointe Church, for kids aged 2 -12.
Painted Easter Eggs
On the saturday before Easter at 10 a.m., the Irvine Park Railroad will have an Easter Eggstravaganza at 1 Irvine Park Rd, in Irvine. Kids ages 2 - 12 can scramble for eggs filled with candy or a prize. Purchase tickets the day of the event in order to get a wristband for the egg hunt. There will be other activities such as train and pony rides, Easter bunny picture taking, carnival games and a bunny bounce house.
Take the kids to the Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex, Apr 18 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Compass Bible Church is having an Eggstravaganza egg hunt, that includes a bounce house, face painting, crafts, snacks and drinks. Admission and parking are free, just bring the kids and have fun.
Easter bunny and eggs
Get those Easter baskets and take the kids to the Easter Egg Scramble at the Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach. Over 50,000 candy filled eggs will drop onto the lawn, then the kids will get the GO signal to scramble and fill their baskets with as many as they can find. There will be 2 egg hunts one at 3:15 p.m. the other at 7:15 p.m. both admission and parking are free.
Banner for the Easter Festival
The Annual Easter Festival and Treasure Hunt is Apr 19, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Orange County Marketplace, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa. Free photos with the Easter bunny, a treasure hunt with candy filled eggs, gold ticketed eggs with special prizes, face painting, puppet show, and food trucks serving Easter brunch. Kids 12 and under get free admission.