Cascarones

Cascarones (in Spanish "cascarón" means an eggshell) are hollowed-out eggs usually filled with confetti or. Cascarones are very popular in Mexico, but also in the southwest of the USA where there is a large Mexican community.

Cascarones
Cascarones

People usually throw cascarones at each other. They can be broken over someone's head too. It is believed that this act means good luck. Cascarones are a popular part of numerous festivities like birthdays, Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo or weddings. Cascarones used at weddings are filled with birdseed.