While it may seem secular, the Easter Egg Hunt is a confluence of two religions. The “pagan” (Celtic/Germanic) traditions of Northern/Western Europe had spring holidays that honored fertility and new life, with the egg being a symbol of both. The first Christian missionaries to these areas were canny folk who simply converted the symbolism a bit to represent the new life of resurrection. Kids–like my buddy Isaac (grandson of our bestest friends)–don’t really care about all those details. They just think it’s fun to find candy laden eggs. At dinner, Isaac gave me the honor of being able to sit next to him…with a caveat: “You can sit next to me–but don’t snitch my cornbread!” Since I’d made the cornbread (gluten free!) I felt doubly honored.