The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71653   Message #2608711
Posted By: Folkiedave
10-Apr-09 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: How old is Pace Egging?
Subject: RE: How old is Pace Egging?
Wow, did they do Pace Egging?

No but you can see the connection bewtween giving decorated eggs at Easter time (now chocolate eggs) and the Hungarian decorated eggs.

How is this for a theory? People used to go around from house to house at Easter time>getting eggs given to them>getting decorated eggs> dressing up for this begging>putting on a play to beg> using an existing (Xmas) mummers play?

Seem logical enough if impossible to verify.