Easter symbols and egg decorating
The most important symbols of Easter are the cross, eggs and chickens, lamb, the colour yellow as well as light green from freshly sprung sprouts. Yellow as the colour of Easter is specific to the Nordic countries, as in other countries they use different colours, such as white and purple to symbolise Easter. Egg decorating is of course typical for many countries, so not native to Norway, but we have adopted this activity, and it has become a pleasant tradition for families to do together. Dyeing the eggs yellow can be achieved by boiling them together with yellow onion peels. Another way of decorating eggs is to poke a hole in each end and blow out all the contents of the egg so that you’re only left with the eggshells. Then decorate with paint and hang in branches for decorations.
The Easter egg hunt
Newer traditions have also become part of the Easter mix in Norway – such as egg hunting with the kids. A tradition we have copied from our European neighbours, it is originally a German tradition from the 1600s where the Easter bunny came with eggs for the kids and hid them around the garden for the children to find.
This Easter, you can on an Easter egg hunt at the beach with Bore Surf Senter!