Occupation: financial manager
Residence: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Date of Performance/Collection: 4/19/2017
Primary Language: English
Other Language(s): Croatian
Tucanje jaja (Cracking eggs)
Informant: SK is my mom. She was born and raised in New York, but moved to Croatia in 2002 and has been living there ever since.
What’s your favorite thing to do on Easter?
“Play cracking eggs.”
“It’s a game my family plays every Easter.”
How do you play it?
“Ok, so you need two players, each player has an egg and you hit the egg with the other egg. The egg that’s the least damaged is the winner. The winner as a prize gets to eat the egg.”
This game is a traditional Easter game that’s appropriate for all generations, and it’s interesting how from simple things like eggs a family cam make up a game that will bring the family even closer. Having it played on a holiday like Easter makes it even better because the whole family is there.