Do You Have An Easter Tradition?

The sun shined in New York today. The birds chirped loudly, and all of the trees are bursting through-making the neighborhood brownstones just a little more beautiful. Books remain on stoops, the sound of kids screaming and laughing echoes through our street. I bought a can of rosé and we had our first lazy-warm dinner of pasta, broccoli and parmesan of the season.

The warmth of the day reminded me that Easter is just a few short weeks away. And while I know many don’t celebrate, for those that do, what are your plans? Do you have any non-traditional traditions of your own?

We’ve spent many years bouncing between picnics and church. Picnics being the most frequent out of all of our traditions. Sometiems they are with friends or just as a family. I grew up with everyone going to church, hair done, outfits to the nine, big hats, tights, tiny heels, bodega candy and double services. There were the years we saw the Easter bunny and years where the entire family gathered for egg hunts in Richmond, Virginia, too.

This year, the kids and I will be in L.A as part of my “book tour”! Will you be around? I’m a little nervous on what to do, and how to make something kind of untraditional (A book tour!) traditional, in a sense. I’m thinking it’s best to pack some pretty sweeet dresses and tops and have a picnic in a local park. Do you live in L.A? Have any suggestions? I want it to feel special, but also not excessive.

What do you say?


(Photograph: Thomas Hoepker)


4 thoughts on “Do You Have An Easter Tradition?

  • Reply Taylor April 9, 2019 at 11:21 am

    When we travel, my children always enjoy seeing what’s “typical” for kids in other cities and feeling like part of the local scene. I did a quick search and there are egg hunts & activities at the LA Zoo, the Arboretum, and Malibu Bluffs Park, among others. Some are free and some have a nominal charge. Just an idea.

    • Reply latonya April 9, 2019 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH, Taylor! It’s weird, that’s always my gut feeling, and I somehow felt physched out on it this time. but your note is confimration. I’ll set up those activites for each day, and look into times.

  • Reply ashley April 9, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    We dye hardboiled eggs on Saturday afternoon and have “egg fights” Sunday morning- two people at a time smack (somewhat gently) the pointy ends of their eggs together and whoever’s doesn’t crack is the winner 🙂 It goes on until all the eggs are cracked, and then we make a big egg salad for lunch. I love the idea of an Easter picnic!

    • Reply latonya April 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      I LOVE this Ashley!!

      We wont be home and will likely not have our own hardboiled eggs, but MAY be able to buy some and include them in our picnic.

      Thank you!

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