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History & Significance Of Easter Eggs!

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Significance Of Easter Eggs
Easter is around the corner and is very well known as the festival of eggs. Why are Easter eggs associated with this Christian festival? Before celebrating Easter, find out the history of Easter eggs.

What is the history of Easter eggs?

1. For Christians, eggs are a symbol of resurrection of Christ. For them eggs are not alive but, have a life that will hatch around springtime.
2. During the Lent fasting, eggs are forbidden. Christians celebrate Pancake Day before fasting, in order to finish all eggs and clean their house. Easter brings this poultry product back to their menu.
3. Easter is celebrated as the resurrection of Christ. Traditionally, Easter eggs were dyed red to symbolize blood of the holy Christ which spilled around the floor after he was nailed in a cross.
4. The hard shells of Easter eggs symbolizes the sealed Tomb of Christ. Once the eggs crack, they symbolize revival from the dead.
5. Easter marks the defeat of death and sin through resurrection of Christ. Christians celebrate new life by decorating their houses with colourful eggs and gifting them to relatives.

Easter egg games-

Easter Bunny: It is also known as Easter Rabbit. In this game, parents hide Easter eggs in their house and children are asked to find them. Parents tell their children that Easter Rabbit has left the eggs in the house for children. These Easter eggs are made with chocolates and are a sweet treat for them. Easter Bunny game is also known as Egg Hunt.

Egg Tapping: This is a traditional Easter egg game. Coloured eggs are thrown on each other to celebrate Easter. The person who holds the last intact egg is declared as a winner.

Easter is incomplete without eggs. So, how are you planning to celebrate this Easter?

Read more about: christianity, easter, religion
Story first published: Friday, April 6, 2012, 17:24 [IST]
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