Easter tradition

Easter days, besides the religious parts, are days to meet with your family and overeat - especially on Easter - starting with breakfast, continuing to lunch and then desert. This whole food craziness usually starts around 9-10AM and lasts until 6-7PM (with maybe 2hrs in total that don't include food). Traditional breakfast includes cooked ham, hard boiled eggs, radishes, horse radish, cottage cheese, spring onions, and pinca. Before breakfast, rakija is offered to the guests. Rakija (the bottle in the bottom of the photo) is a very strong alcoholic beverage (>40% alcohol) made out of any type of fruit or vine. Of course, the best rakija is usually the home made one - the one we managed to get is 14yo rakija made out of plums, aged in a mulberry barrel. At the very start of the breakfast, each person picks one egg and hits the egg pf the person closest to you. Whoever's egg shell stays whole after the hitting process, they go on to another person's egg. The "winner egg" is put aside for the next round. Here's my parents' dining room table all ready for my cousin and her family to arrive:

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