Nationality: Romanian Italian American
Residence: Los Angeles, California
Date of Performance/Collection: 4/17/2013
Primary Language: English
My informant came from a mixed background. One side of her family was Romanian and the other side was Italian. During Easter, she would take part in traditions from both groups. One of the Romanian traditions she would partake in was called Choking Eggs, where two people make painted eggs and then hard-boiled them. Each person would then take their egg and smash them against each other until one of them broke. The value of winning was increased if your egg was especially pretty. One of the Italian traditions involved playing a game called Bachi in the lawn and the game involved throwing marbles. Also an Italian Easter tradition involved making all sorts of breads. One such bread was a woven bread filled with breakfast foods like hardboiled eggs and salami and such.