Use of Easter Eggs
Easter egg is widely use as a symbol of the start of a new life it associates with rebirth or fertility. In Easter season, eggs are decorated in different colors. It is an old tradition that people painted eggs in different colors.
In recent times trends are going to change people use plastic eggs filled with chocolate wrapped in different foil papers.
History of Easter Eggs
Easter celebrations start in the spring. In Christianity Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, the resurrection of Jesus is Christian’s concept. Easter egg produced the first time as a Cadbury in 1875. The first egg belongs to religious traditions.
Modern traditions of eating chocolate eggs consider as an ancient religious ritual. In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Church Christians paint the eggs in red color in the memory of the blood of Christ as a ritual. They dye different colors with the onion peel. Every country has its own trends they use different colors and patterns for dying eggs. In some Mediterranean countries, chicken eggs are decorating with different paints and they use eggs around the house for decoration, on Easter festival friends try to break the eggs, and if those who do not break the egg considered to be lucky.
Celebration of Easter Eggs Event
In the United States, it is a custom that people decorating small bare tree branches as the Easter egg tree. The Easter eggs used in Easter games, every country has its own rules in games. They play egg Hunt with colored eggs they hide the eggs from children they find eggs full of chocolate and candies. After Halloween candy Easter is the most bestselling Candies of America.
Easter Eggs Games
In England and Germany children play the Egg Rolling game. Decorated hard-boiled egg roll down from hills.
Children play knocking egg game known as Egg Tapping in North, England.
English villagers presents the gifts of Easter eggs to their lords and church to celebrate their Good Friday in the 13th century.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the people think that red color is as a sign of Joy.
Trends gone changed in Victorian-era. The idea of Easter shifted towards families, friends, and kids.
The Easter eggs are given to children not in the church in the 19th and early 20th century.
In the first half of the 20th century the working class taking interest in the traditions they get increments on their wages and allow celebrating holidays.
people forbidden to eat eggs in the days of Lent. They use Eggs in the Fast days. In the middle Ages, the western Christians do not use to eat the eggs. They use these eggs on the Easter festival.Some families prepare the Easter dinner with these colorful eggs.
Egg Dance is a traditional game. These eggs spreads on the ground and the target is to dance without damaging or breaking the eggs.
There is a tradition of drama that plays on the festival. In which they show the concept of rebirth of the hero who comes back to life again after death known as Pace Egg Plays. Easter Parade is a famous film released in 1945. The actors who play their role in the film are Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.
Lamb of God
Christians refer to Jesus as ‘ Lamb of God’. And Christian’s traditional Easter food is Lamb. Historically, lamb considers the first meat after a long winter. Jews sacrifice the lamb’s blood on their doorposts to save homes from evil.
Christian symbolizes the Easter lily as the purity and the hope of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They decorate their houses with lily flowers.