Easter Eggs. And Old Tradition of Artists and Religious People!
Easter Eggs! What is the origin of this sweet tradition? Give chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday is not only a consumerist tradition. It’s a long tradition that comes from many centuries ago.
The tradition of giving Easter Eggs is deeply rooted in The United States, central Europe and The United Kingdom. It began because the Catholic Christians could not eat during Lent, among other things, eggs or dairy products. Thus, Catholic people wrapped the eggs with a thin layer of wax to keep them fresh.
When Lent ended, they gathered in front of the church and feasted giving the eggs to their friends or relatives, especially to the children. Of course, the most creative people began to decorate them with paint, ribbons and colored paper.
Over time, the Catholic Church was changing traditions, and today it only recommends abstinence from meat on Fridays during Easter.
But the tradition continues! Although since the early 19th century, chicken and turkey eggs were substituted by chocolate eggs, favorite of children!
May your Easter be filled with lots of Easter eggs, presents from the Easter bunny, blessings from Jesus Christ and most of all happiness that lasts for a life time. I’m sending lots of love on your way.
Moreover, in ancient Rome, eggs meant life and fertility. A symbol that adopted Christianity because Easter Means New Life!
Enjoy the Easter eggs. May you have a day as sweet as you. Happy Easter.
Enjoy your Easter, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you! Be an artist and decorate your eggs. Children will be happy… and adults too! Yummy!
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