We have an Annual Family Egg Pocking Contest. This was Daxton's 1st year to participate and to my surprise he LOVED it! (he also somehow had a dang good egg so that helped)
This tradition started in my dad's family years and years ago and it's something we have been doing for as long as I can remember
This competition can get fierce... WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR? Will it be me?
This custom is carried out in several Cajun communities in South Louisiana. In some areas the practice is referred to as "Pacques Pacques", which simply means "Easter Easter" in French, and also the sound of an egg tapping on another egg makes a sound like "poc poc"!
If you live in South Louisiana you know that “pocking eggs” is an Easter tradition. If you do not live in South Louisiana then let me explain....It's simple. To participate in such an event you need at least two people. Each has a chosen (and we mean carefully chosen) hard boiled egg and they pray that the "force" will be with their egg
One person holds the egg with the end pointed and waits while the opposing person attempts to crack it with the end of another egg. Then the positions are reversed.
TO CRUSH YOUR OPPONENTS EGG TO SMITHEREENS!!!
Sometimes...YOUR egg ends up cracking though. This is not a happy time....not a happy time at ALL! :(
When you have a cracked end...you must continue playing with only one good end.
The person that receives two cracked ends first is OUT.
There can ONLY be ONE winner.
The person with the remaining one or two good ends gloats like a crazy person and begins to sing with hands raised in the air...
I AM THE CHAMPION MY FRIENDS!!!!
And THIS year in MY family it was my DAD!! (he swears he has a secret to winning but we shall see about that next year)
And don't worry no eggs were wasted during our egg pocking :) They were promptly made into deviled eggs!
We have other easter traditions and games...some that we have got away with not doing in the last few years but that we really need to bring back. I'll have to post about them next year and maybe even dig out some old photos :) Still to this day remember (and I think I was around 7 years old) Aunt Barbara cheating in the egg spoon race by putting gum on her spoon lol.
So much fun and I look forward to creating those memories with my little ones :)