Cascarones: Working together to Create Traditions & Joy

Cascarones: Working together to Create Traditions & Joy

The confetti in the courtyard has been blown away by the gusty winds, and I am still finding glitter in my house from the cascarones, which are becoming a tradition at Old First.

Easter is filled with traditions, and it is clear that the exploding eggs are becoming a part of Old First, just like the live nativity at Christmas!  What a blessing to be reminded that Christ is Risen by having a colored egg filled with confetti and glitter cracked in your hand or over your head.

This year it was my joy to know that so many people where a part of making this tradition happen. As staff, we’ve been thinking about how to make more room for people to get involved and helping out around church. We need the extra hands. We also know that people want to be involved and make an investment in their faith community and its ministries.

The cascarones all began with an afternoon of the ‘not so young adults’ cracking open and cleaning the eggs to prepare the eggs to be dyed.

Our middle school youth and their friends dyed eggs a week later —  until they were tired of so many eggs and Kayla and the friends she had visiting for the weekend helped too.

The young adults were able to finish the eggs on the Friday night before Palm Sunday by filling with the glitter & confetti.

I have been told that cascarones are known to bring luck, and that is what this inter-generational project has offered Old First. Michael sometimes says, “How GOOD it is when the people of God work together for the good.”

We are lucky to have such an Easter tradition that gives so many people such joy (note the joy in Kayla’s face)!