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Cracking good fun! German town celebrates Easter with egg-throwing competition

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:11

People in the West German town of Horhausen celebrate Easter by throwing eggs as far as they can, without breaking them. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION While many Germans spent Easter Sunday (April 16) engaged in a fun-filled hunts for chocolate eggs, residents of the western town of Horhausen passed their time throwing real eggs in a tradition that goes back several decades. Local people braved the rain to stand in a field lobbing the brightly-painted eggs as far as possible, without breaking them, to try to win a popular annual competition. Each contestant was only allowed to throw one egg. Those that remained intact on impact were collected and handed out to participants. However the ones that broke were left for the birds to feast on.

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Cracking good fun! German town celebrates Easter with egg-throwing competition

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 01:11