Easter Eggs

The tradition of Easter eggs actually predates Christianity. Many cultures see the egg as a symbol of new life, fertility, and rebirth. For Christians, the Easter egg symbolizes the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Tradition of Easter Eggs

Wonder why you spend Easter doing Easter Eggs?  

Painting eggs is a variation of the beloved tradition in which Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches dyed eggs red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. Easter egg huts and egg rolling are two popular egg-related traditions. These entail hiding eggs outside for children to find on Easter morning and rolling eggs in a symbolic re-enactment of the rolling away of the stone from Christ’s tomb, respectively.

There are variations of the egg hunt in different countries around the world. One of the most famous egg rolls is one hosted on the lawn of the White House each year. 

Read about Easter Traditions from around the world.

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