Cumbria Tradition Pasche Egg Play

The Pasche egg play is not exclusive to Cumbria, but it is still part of the on-going traditions of the county. The word pasche comes from the Jewish word passover, and further back, from the celtic pasch.

The Furness area villages compiled their collection of Easter plays into one, which the Morris Men from the area performed at Easter time. Celebrations that include plays and egg-rolling take place on Easter weekend. Villages where performances can be seen are Baycliff, Broughton, Cartmel, Coniston, Elterwater, Hawkshead, Near Sawrey, and Ulverston. Pasche egg rolling also takes place in a number of other villages.

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