Egg-squisite Easter Egg Origins!

Have you ever wondered why we associate Easter with colourful eggs? No, it's not because the Easter Bunny moonlights as a chicken! The tradition of Easter eggs actually has a fascinating history that dates back centuries.

Why Eggs?

Back in ancient times, eggs were seen as a symbol of fertility and rebirth. It makes sense, right? I mean, crack open an egg and out comes new life! So, when spring rolled around and nature started blooming again, people would celebrate by decorating eggs to welcome the new season.

Painting the Town Red (and Blue, and Green...)

As time went on, the tradition of decorating eggs for Easter spread like wildfire. Different cultures put their own spin on it, using various techniques like dyeing, painting, and even embellishing eggs with precious metals. Talk about fancy!

The Easter Bunny Hops In

Now, you might be wondering, "What does a bunny have to do with eggs?" Well, the Easter Bunny actually hopped into the picture in Germany in the 1700s. Legend has it that this fluffy creature would lay colourful eggs for well-behaved children. (I guess the bunny was tired of just hiding them!)

Modern-Day Egg-stravaganza

Today, Easter eggs come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. From chocolate eggs to plastic ones filled with goodies, the tradition of Easter eggs has evolved into a fun and festive part of the holiday. So, next time you're hunting for eggs, remember the egg-citing history behind this egg-ceptional tradition!

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