The Festival of Eggs is Dragon Cave's answer to Easter and made its first appearance in 2010.
Back then TJ announced the event with the following words on the forums:
While I don't have a pretty picture for you this time, I'd like to announce a two-day event that is unlike any other: The DC Festival of Eggs.
What is this festival of eggs? Well, it's very similar to an easter egg hunt. For the next two days, special eggs designed just for the event will pop up in random spots on the site. Click on them and they'll go in your "basket." Everyone can see your basket, and the more you collect, the more full your basket is.
So get searching!
Every five to fifteen minutes, a special egg would appear on the next page. When clicked, a little easter basket would appear at the top of your scroll, and you could click on it to see the eggs you had collected. The color of the baskets differs between scrolls, and the amount of eggs within increases at certain milestones.
The badges replaced the big baskets after the "Festival of Eggs - 2010" ended. With the following "Festival of Eggs" events, the small badges were obtainable again for those who missed out on the previous events in the years before.
Previous "Festival of Eggs" EventsEdit
The first time Dragon Cave even celebrated Easter with an event. There were 38 eggs to collect in 2010.
With "The Second Annual Festival of Eggs" the event made its second appearance on Dragon Cave. This time with 53 eggs to collect.
"The Third Annual Festival of Eggs" was celebrated with a total of 42 eggs.
2014's Festival of Eggs has 55 eggs-more than any in previous years that users, like previous years, have 3 days to collect.
The Festival of Eggs in 2015 was by far the biggest of all FoE events. With 62 eggs it even beat the amount of eggs from 2014. Like in previous years, users had 3 days to collect all the eggs.
The Festival of Eggs in 2016 was just barely smaller than 2015's event. With 60 eggs it was only two behind the previous FoE event. Like in previous years, users had 3 days to collect all the eggs.
The Festival of Eggs in 2017 was slightly smaller than the previous year's event, having 56 eggs in total to collect. Users again had 3 days to collect all these eggs across the site.
The ninth annual Festival of Eggs began on April 1, 2018. It included 54 eggs, which initially appeared in shades of mint green as an April Fool's joke. The event lasted for 3 days.
The tenth annual Festival of Eggs began on April 21, 2019 and lasted for 3 days. The event included 62 eggs.
The eleventh annual Festival of Eggs began on April 12, 2020 and lasted for 3 days. The event included 60 eggs.