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Easter egg hunting April 15, 2009

Filed under: Easter — mariedebretagne2 @ 9:42 am

Chasse à l’oeuf de Pâques

looking for eggs in the park ( Bois de keroual, Brest, France)

Looking for eggs in the park




A lot of people had been waiting since 9 a.m last sunday, at the entrance of a big park ,  in my town before going on a huge egg hunt.

This new tradition, turning the old individual tradition of egg hunting in gardens into a collective one, began about 17 years ago and is organized each year by a charity called ” Secours Populaire”








"I found one!"

"I found one!"



4 000 eggs were hidden in the park for this specific day. “Flying bells” were very generous this year.

To take part in the hunt you had to go to the “bell stand” where you were given a ticket to be allowed to participate in the hunt. A little money was asked to enter it.









About 90 volunteers worked on this specific day to make the morning a success. They were in the park at 7.30 in the morning to hide Easter eggs but some of them were already at work the previous day to have everything ready for sunday morning.

The charity sold 4500 tickets . A real success! 17000 euros were collected to help distressed families in their everyday life






En famille!

Une affaire de famille, cette chasse à l'oeuf de Pâques.