Easter Eggs

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Easter Eggs are the most identifiable symbol of Easter and have been associated with Easter for many centuries.

In the very early days eggs were decorated with bright colours to represent the coming of spring and the growth of new plants and animals and used for given away as gifts, sometimes between lovers and romantic admirers much in the similar way as Valentine gifts.

Different countries have different traditions for their egg decoration. It may be with gold and silver, crimson red to represent the blood of Christ. Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in Greece. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday). Slavic peoples decorate their eggs in special patterns of gold and silver.


It is also quite common in some countries for eggs to have their insides blown out to leave the empty shell, which is then decorated and hung from shrubs and trees during Easter week. Also in many countries, now a days Easter eggs are filled with chocolates, toffees and other sweets and giving as gift to kids in the similar way as Christmas cake gift.

Eggs were also used in Easter sports with the Romans giving out eggs as prizes in their celebratory Easter races and nowadays there are two common games the Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Egg Roll.

The Easter Egg Hunt involves lots of eggs being hidden around the house or garden by the Easter Bunny before the children of the house get up for the day. They are then invited to try and find all the eggs often with a chocolate egg as the reward.

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