Our assistant Genia shared with us a fun Easter tradition that she celebrated growing up in Russia. Instead of an 'Easter Egg Hunt', Russians celebrate with an 'Easter Egg Battle'.
First, the eggs are boiled and decorated: you can use stickers or edible food colouring or even make your own paints using fresh produce like beets, strawberries, etc. (the eggs will be eaten later on, so make sure to use safe materials).
Once your eggs are boiled and decorated it's time to have some fun. You and your Easter opponent select a 'champion' egg and once picked, you each bang their tops together and the first egg that cracks loses and needs to be eaten by the loser right away. The winning egg goes against the next opponent until the ultimate egg champion is chosen!
Warning, be ready to eat a lot of eggs. Depending on your luck eggs might end up being your breakfast, lunch and dinner, unless you stop playing. It's a fun family tradition and a healthy alternative to chocolate.
If you have family or friends who might be interested in this tradition as well you can bring your family's final champion egg against your friend's family egg and fight for the title of the ultimate egg champion.
P.S. The colourful cakes on the pictures are called Kulich. Kulich is a traditional Easter bread baked and eaten on Easter holidays. And yes, they taste as good as they look! :)
Thank you to Dmitry Stavitsky for the photos.