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A spirit that is not afraid

Here's how Auburn students celebrate Easter

<p>Students share their favorite family Easter traditions.&nbsp;</p>

Students share their favorite family Easter traditions. 

Easter is the season of sweets, sun and sentiment. Families and friends come together to celebrate this spring holiday with different treats and traditions. 

However, in 2020 quarantine meant isolation and separation for many people, including Kate Richardson's family.  Kate Richardson, sophomore in exercise science, said Easter looked different for them in 2020 with family members celebrating the holiday from different locations. 

“I have the sweetest parents on planet earth, and we love traditions and doing unique things around holidays,” Richardson said.

However, Richardson said this also allowed for creativity to flow in order for new traditions to be born.

Richardson's parents hid eggs around their house for them to find and inside the eggs was not the traditional chocolate but rather a number.

"When we both got back together with all the eggs we had collected, we each opened one egg at a time revealing the number inside of the egg,” Richardson said. 

These numbers matched up with a gift key that her dad made.

“To this day we still do this egg hunt in our house because we loved it so much,” Richardson said.

Kate Bolger, freshman in business, described how her family celebrates Easter.

“My grandma always does an Easter egg hunt and then has a golden egg with like $20 in it,” Bolger said.

Her grandma never fails to make some sort of sweet treat and ensures Easter baskets never go out of style.

“My mom always makes me a basket even though I'm 18, almost 19,” Bolger said. 

Her mom showcases the Easter spirit through these decorative baskets. 

“She goes all out for baskets and has this little baby chick (it’s fake) but it’s in my basket every year it’s the same one. It’s so cute,” Bolger said.

Their family also plays games like sack hop races and has family competitions.

Easter egg hunts are a popular trend as Emily Heineman, junior in public relations, and her family also continue to hunt colorful eggs each year. 

Not only are egg hunts a staple in the Heineman household, but she mentioned chocolate bunnies are present each year as well. A dinner of lamb is also had each year for Easter.

Easter was on Sunday, April 17, and is a Christian holiday marking the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. 

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Becca Benner | Culture Writer

Becca Benner, junior in public relations with a double minor in Spanish and marketing, is a culture writer at The Auburn Plainsman. 


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