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The origins of the Easter egg and upcoming Easter Egg Hunts in the Lake Granbury Area

The origins of the Easter egg and upcoming Easter egg hunts in the Lake Granbury area

For many believers Easter is recognized as the most important Christian holiday. Easter is fast approaching. Let’s take a quick look at the origins of this ancient tradition, why it’s celebrated, and check out upcoming egg hunts organized all over the Lake Granbury area.

The history of Easter egg hunts

The actual history of the Easter egg hunt is unknown, with various historians suggesting it started in different time periods. What we know, however, is that one of the origin stories places the roots of the Easter egg to Christianity. According to historians as well as records, early Christians hard boiled eggs during Lent to prolong the shelf life. And since fasting ends in Easter, the hard-boiled eggs would then be distributed to the rest of the family and even to friends and neighbors to be eaten.

Well, what about the practice of painting and hiding eggs?

According to this TIME article, the earliest evidence of dyed eggs dates back to the late 13th century in British history. Apparently, Edward I’s household had 450 eggs painted or decorated, then distributed to the entourage for Easter. It was also common practice in England during the same time period to bring eggs as gifts to their lords every Easter. Meanwhile, the tradition of hiding these brightly colored eggs was believed to have started between the 19th and 20th centuries. In fact, the first White House Easter Egg Roll occurred in 1876.

Why do we celebrate Easter?

Easter Sunday, which takes place during the last day of Holy Week, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. During this day, special hymns are sung and people celebrate that Christ rose from the dead. There are several traditions and customs done during Easter Sunday, and one of these is the Easter egg hunt.

With that said, let’s get to the upcoming Easter egg hunts that will take place in the Lake Granbury area.

Easter egg hunts in Lake Granbury for 2018

  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Benbrook, TX
    March 31, 2018

    Hosted by Benbrook Police Officers Association, this egg hunt will take place at Benbrook Middle High School, located along Overcrest Drive. Other attractions include games and face painting, with the egg hunt slated to start at 11:00 AM with no less than the Easter Bunny itself! This event is free.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Joshua, TX
    March 24, 2018

    Joshua’s Fire Department is also hosting their own Easter egg hunt from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with the egg hunt for kids under 5 years old scheduled at 10:30 AM and the one for older kids at 10:45 AM. The event will also feature a bounce house, games, as well as a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Granbury, TX
    Date TBA

    Every year, Granbury hosts its very own Easter egg hunt at City Park. Over 50,000 eggs are hidden in the vicinity, and it’s up to children ages 12 and under to find them all. Check Granbury’s official website for the latest announcements regarding this event.

  • 5th American Legion Family Easter Egg Hunt at Weatherford, TX
    March 31, 2018

    The American Legion is hosting their 5th annual Easter egg hunt at American Legion Post 163 in Weatherford, TX. It’s a free event, with hamburgers and hotdogs to be served for lunch. The event starts at 10:00 AM.

  • Stonewater Church’s Easter Celebrations

    This year, Stonewater Church has a number of Easter events scheduled. One is the Community Egg Hunt at Austin Elementary School in Weatherford, which will be held in March 31 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The other event, which will also include egg hunts, is the Easter Carnival at Stonewater Church’s Granbury campus. This will take place on the same day, but at 5:00 PM.

  • Texas-sized Easter Egg Hunt at Fort Worth, TX
    March 31, 2018

    Get ready for a Texas-style egg hunt! This event will be held at Fort Worth’s Stockyard Station, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This event is free, with the egg hunt open for kids age 12 and under.

Happy Easter from Coleman Real Estate LLC!

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