Easter Egg-citement spreads joy across local communities


Elaine Kuang

With the end of Easter weekend, there were several events that the city offered to promote Easter holiday festivities.

Elaine Kuang

Easter has just rounded the corner and communities in the local area have held a variety of different events to celebrate this special holiday. From egg hunts to egg decorating, religious ceremonies to fun crafts and activities, the spreading of joy and excitement brought out the Easter spirit in everyone.

Easter is typically celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon with several traditions, most commonly practiced with the decorating, hiding, and giving of eggs. 

As a holiday celebrated around the globe, cultural traditions and religious celebrations vary across different regions in the country. For Christians, this is a day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the victory of life over death as family and friends come together for a time of rejoice. 

To recap on this festive time, here are some of the most exciting Easter events in the local area this year. 

Chino Hills Easter Egg-citement

On Saturday April 8th, the Chino Hills Community Park held an “Eggsta-Special” day that offered the community with a diverse array of exciting festivities. The event featured creative Easter crafts, hand-made craft fair, musical entertainments, photo shoots with the Easter Bunny, and last but not least, the anticipated Easter egg hunt. 

The event showed its sincere consideration and intentions to make the special holiday meaningful for everyone. Children with special needs had a designated area that was smaller and more controlled, allowing children to collect eggs at their own pace. For children with wheelchairs, the eggs were kindly placed on the ground and on top of tables for easier access while still maintaining the excitement of discoveries as children spotted them. 

During the whole event, the city provided bags for all children and butterfly catchers for the special needs. The city organized a large-scale of safe and entertaining activities and made sure that there was fun for everyone. 

Chino Hills Easter Vendors 

Accompanying the Chino Hills Easter Egg-citement Event, craft vendors were also held for more adult fun. The vendor displayed hand-crafted items from many local businesses that were all available for purchase. 

Chino Glow-In-The-Dark Easter Egg Hunt 

For the second year in a row, a glow-in-the-dark event has been hosted by the city of Chino for all teenagers to enjoy. Known as the ‘Teen Night,’ the egg hunt was held on Friday, April 7th, at the Ayala Park Stadium from 7 to 9 pm. Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) students who had a middle school or high school ID were welcomed and entertained with games, prizes and a D.J. to light up the Friday mood. 

The event indicated that the first 100 teens were to be given free glow-in-the-dark items and able to grab free food and snacks. However most people at the event were able to get the free giveaways gifts.  

The field was filled with Easter eggs on the ground, and rather than saying it was an Easter egg “hunt”, the event seemed more like an Easter egg “race”. The night was one to remember as students danced to the D.J. and played in the dark. 

Surely, the community holds great value into the celebration of Easter. With both religious activities and non-religious activities, this day means to us the arrival of spring and the bringing of hope. With baskets full of treats, toys, and love, this cultural celebration brings joy to the community and spreads excitement to everyone.