Easter is a month away, and I am already looking forward to the festivities! What is your favorite Easter tradition? As a child and even now, I have always loved the Easter Egg Hunt and of course, the Easter Bunny.
The Easter Bunny legend began long ago in Germany with an egg-laying hare named Osterhase. German children made nests and left them outside for the hare to lay her eggs in, which the children would collect as a prize. Actual Easter Egg Hunting began in America when German immigrants brought their Osterhase tradition to Pennsylvania in the 1700s. The festivity soon spread across the nation, and baskets replaced nests. Eventually, the game evolved into a treasure hunt, and the prizes expanded from just hard-boiled eggs to include chocolate, candy, toys and coins.
After discovering the history behind this Easter tradition, my team at Capella Washington, D.C. felt it was only appropriate to establish our very own Easter Egg Hunt. And not your average children’s hunt, but one especially for the adults. Picture a city wide hunt with golden eggs, sensational prizes, Washington, D.C.’s most well-known landmarks, and of course, the unique Capella experience.
I am so thrilled to announce the launch our first annual Capella DC Easter Egg Hunt!
The Capella DC Easter Egg Hunt Details:
- One golden egg will be placed in a unique location in Washington, D.C. every weekend, the three weeks leading to Easter Sunday on April 20th, 2014. Your mission is to keep a look out for the photo clue on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram the morning of, which will give you a hint to where the Easter egg will be.
- Next, locate the golden Easter egg and take a photo at the location of you and the prize. Share your photo with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to use the hashtag #CapellaEasterEggHunt and tag us @CapellaDC.
- When you open the Golden Egg, you will find a contact phone number. Once you call this number, one of our Capella service professionals will reveal your winning prize! We are offering a wide variety of prizes – from Sunday Brunch at The Grill Room, to a luxury overnight stay at Capella Washington, D.C.
Capella DC Easter Egg Hunt Schedule:
Saturday, April 5th
Sunday, April 7th
Saturday, April 12th
Sunday, April 13th
Thursday, April 17th
Friday, April 18th
Saturday, April 19th
Sunday, April 20th
For more information on the Capella DC Easter Egg Hunt, be sure to contact our Easter events squad at 202-617-2429! Keep a look out for the first photo hint on Saturday, April 5th at 9:00am!