Easter Eggs

April 5, 2015

By Alejandro Jiménez

 

The custom of giving eggs at Easter has its origin in the 4th century. Then, the Church did not advise eating eggs during Lent, but the chickens were laying eggs and had to be saved. Were covered with a thin layer of liquid wax to keep them fresh. The Easter Sunday ended the ban and said that day as the day to give them away.

In the 12th century the Church blessed the custom of giving eggs off Easter Mass as a symbol of the Resurrection of Christ.

The tradition of Easter eggs is deeply rooted in the US, Central Europe and the UK.

He spent gifting chicken eggs or eggs painted turkey and started giving eggs made of chocolate.

The eggs represent 'life' and 'fertility'. As a Christian symbol have the sense of a new life, as does the word Easter. A life that gives us the risen Jesus.

This year Easter Sunday is the day April 5. 

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