Egg hunting is a popular game for Easter celebration. Decorated eggs or Easter eggs which come in either painted or dyed real hard-boiled eggs, artificial eggs made of plastic with chocolates or candies inside or foil-wrapped egg shaped chocolates of various sizes are hidden in a place for children to find. The child or children who collected the most number of eggs will be declared as winners and prizes are given out to them.
Here are some of the world’s famous egg hunts, then and now:
Imperial Easter Nest Hunt (Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, Austria)
This event featured an enormous mountain of 40,000 painted Easter eggs in 2014. This Easter Saturday (April 15), the organizer promises the Easter market to be transformed into a giant Easter basket with lots of surprises waiting for children.
Capella D.C. Easter Egg Hunt (Washington D.C., USA)
In 2014, the Capella Washington DC Hotel hosted this Easter egg hunt through social media, wherein the egg hunters will look for the golden egg posted in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Prizes were round-trip tickets from Washington, D.C. to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and overnight stays at Capella hotels.
The Largest Egg Hunt in the World (State Capitol Sacramento California, USA)
This event in 2015 was organized by the Blue Heart International. They tried to break the Guinness world record for the largest Easter egg hunt with over 500,000 Easter eggs.
National Trust Cadbury Egg Hunts
This is one of UK’s best Easter Egg hunt with over 250 hunts taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this year. Everyone who completes a hunt will be rewarded with a Cadbury treat.
Magical Egg Hunt on Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)
This high altitude egg hunt in 2014 featured the Easter Bunny, Easter Fairy and Mad Hatter. Egg hunters were provided with clue cards to help them track down the hidden treasures on top of the Table Mountain.
Center Village Egg Hunt (Copper Mountain, Colorado)
65,000 eggs await children for this year’s Center Village Egg Hunt, also known as Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event takes place on April 16.
Egg Hunt at Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte (Maincy, France)
This April 15 through 17, Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte will host a grand Easter event featuring 35,000 eggs scattered throughout the estate’s picturesque gardens. Families can also take a tour of the historic castle, built from 1658 to 1661. This year’s event takes place April 15 through 17.