The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27721   Message #936875
Posted By: GUEST,Desdemona
20-Apr-03 - 10:35 PM
Thread Name: Help: Pace Egging?
Subject: RE: Help: Pace Egging?
Heaven help me, I'm the daughter of a Warwickshire mother & a Greek father!

At Easter, the Greeks do indeed indulge in a traditional egg-cracking contest, wherein one pits one's red egg aginst everyone else's until the last one left uncracked emerges victorious.

"Pace-egging", on the other hand, appears to be yet another esoteric activity indigenous to the British Isles, a "begging custom" traditionally performed in the Easter season. In tyhe North of England, pace egging is often conducted by teams or sides, muchg in the fashion of morris dancing, and the classic accompanying song is essentially the one to be found in the Mudcat DT.

Christós Anésti, evryone!

Desdemona (I'm baaaaaack!)