Yesterday, our homeschoolers had an advance Easter celebration. Early in the morning, they had fun hunting for Easter chocolate eggs and making Easter lanterns. Perhaps you're wondering why the eggs have become associated with the Easter celebration. I wondered, too, so I searched and found many sites that explained about it.
Eggs are a symbol of the new life that returns to nature at Easter Time. The custom of exchanging eggs began long before Easter was celebrated. It was a custom of the Egyptians and the Persians.
They exchanged eggs decorated in Spring colors. They believed Earth hatched from an egg which contributed to this custom.
Early Christians used red colored eggs to symbolize the Resurrection.
In England they began writing messages and dates on their eggs and exchanging them with friends and loved ones. In the 1800's, candied eggs were made. They were open on one end and a scene was put inside.
They were used as table centerpieces.
http://sunniebunniezz.com/holiday/easter.htmAlthough Easter is celebrated differently from all over the world, there's one common truth that is the heart of the celebration, that is, Jesus is risen and is alive!
Happy Easter To Everyone!
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