March 29, 2018

Louisiana Easter Tradition of Egg Paqueing

Louisiana Easter Tradition of Egg Paqueing

 

When it comes to Easter a lot of times, dressing up in your finest pastel attire and heading to church on Sunday is what comes to mind. But if you’re from Louisiana, more often than not your family will also be having a high-stake game of egg paqueing! pronounced “pocking”. This Cajun tradition has been passed down from families for many years but where did it come from?

“There’s some debate about the origins of where the name “paqueing” comes from. Some say it’s the pock sound that the eggs make when they’re knocked together. Others argue that it’s derived from Pâques, the French word for Easter.” Whatever the origin may be, it’s a lot of fun! So, give the unique Cajun holiday tradition a try this coming Easter Sunday. Happy paqueing!

For more information on this timeless Cajun tradition, click here.

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