Maxine du Plessis
On April 19th, the Sabie Country Club hosted an Easter Egg Hunt, catering for young and old to join in the fun.
Brightly decorated eggs, Easter egg rolling and Easter egg hunts have become integral to the celebration of Easter today. Eggs are an especially beloved tradition in the Christian belief where the eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. Easter eggs are blessed by the priest at the end of the Paschal vigil and distributed to the congregants. The hard shell of the egg represents the sealed Tomb of Christ, and cracking the shell represents Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.
Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular egg-related traditions. An egg hunt involves hiding eggs outside for children to run around and find on Easter morning. Eggs are rolled as a symbolic re-enactment of the rolling away of the stone from Christ’s tomb.
During the Easter Egg Hunt at the Sabie Country Club, different age group categories made the hunt very fair as everybody had a chance to take part. Adults and kids also had the chance to search for Easter eggs in the darkness, all over the golf course, making it challenging, contributing to the excitement. Everybody searched high and low for the hidden eggs, creating a joyful atmosphere. Painted with exuberant colours, the event definitely looked the part of a mystical hunt.
This was the second year that the Sabie Country Club held the Easter Egg Hunt. A raffle was sponsored by Sabie Spar and kids could have their faces painted and also join in on the colouring competition. Thanks to the Sabie Country Club, Easter was made special for a lot of people. The event was very successful and everyone, young and old, enjoyed themselves tremendously. Be sure to join them next year for an adventurous Easter Egg Hunt!