Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Why the Easter Egg?

Eggs and chicks symbolize new life. Eggs have been a symbol of spring since ancient times.

An egg also is a symbol of the rock tomb out of which Christ emerged when he arose again. The chick, hatching out of the egg symbolizes life or re-birth.

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts to children and servants.

I love these eggs. I would consider these "ART".........................

It was during Easter that the consumption of eggs resumed after the strict Lenten fast. Eggs were thus a main stay of Easter meals, and this is probably one of the reasons why eggs came to be associated with Easter.

So much fun..... I use to love coloring eggs when the girls were little.

I forgot to post this photo on the Easter Bunny one........but I love it!

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