Many cherished Easter traditions have been with Filipinos for centuries. Eggs, chicks, and rabbits are symbols of joy and new life that comes with the spring and Christ’s resurrection.
Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to the 13th century. It is said that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance, then eat them on Easter to celebrate.
Also, there is the Easter Bunny, said to have first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. These immigrants brought with them their tradition of an egg-laying hare called Osterhase or Oschter Haws. Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs.
Eventually, the custom spread across the US, and with it, the fabled rabbit’s morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate, candy, and gifts. Decorated baskets replaced nests.
Let children celebrate this centuries-old tradition with the “egg-citing” Easter collection of Toy Kingdom ranging from colorful and delightful eggs, pails, and baskets for Easter egg hunting. Cute bunny ear headbands and adorable chicks complete the fun.
Moreover, take their experience to the next level by joining the Easter costume contest at most SM Supermalls by buying its basket filled with egg-citing treats.
Toy Kingdom is located at SM Malls.