The world-famous Marksville Egg-Knocking Contest produced lots of smiling faces Easter Day.
Egg knocking is more than a contest; it’s an art. Many of the participants represented many generations who gathered for this Easter ritual.
So what is egg knocking? It’s a way to determine the toughest egg and no cheating is allowed.
Egg knocking is a rite of passage in Marksville. And, there were other contests throughout Avoyelles parish.
For some reason, it remains a mostly Cajun custom and celebration of Easter Day. It was also a time for family and friends to gather before or after church to say hello, celebrate spring and wish each other a joyful Easter Day.
KLAX ABC 31 News 4/21/14