The Origin of the Easter Egg
The Easter Monday Christian celebration is steeped in tradition and symbolized by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. On this day, many Christians celebrate the birth of their Savior. In addition to celebrating his birth, Christians also commemorate His death, and the day he rose from the grave. Historically, Easter has religious significance not only to Christians but to the entire world as well, and traces its roots back to pagan roots that date back to the days of ancient Greece.
Early Christians celebrate the Resurrection of their Lord by participating in several events, such as the Eucharistic celebration, which is a meal taken together in the church. In this meal, they eat bread and wine, which are representative of bread and wine being God’s ‘bread and wine’ in the Garden of Eden before the creation of Adam and Eve. This ‘Easter’ is also the first meal in the Christian calendar, and was commemorated with the casting of eggs from heaven. The eggs were then broken, and the first bread was blessed. Christians believe that this process began on the night of the Full Moon of Easter.
The night of the Full Moon was a very important part of the ancient Greek festival of Passover, which also commemorated the death of Jesus. On this night, they would break the eggs in large quantities, and the first fruits were given to the poor. During the next two weeks of the Passover holiday, they were also allowed to eat the unleavened bread made by the Passover victims the following morning. These traditions have been carried forward throughout the ages, and to this day, when you break an egg you are believed to give thanks to the savior for his perfect sacrifice and birth.
Another common Christian origin myth relates to what we call ‘Easter eggs.’ According to this myth, the ‘Easter eggs’ were meant to represent the seven deadly sins on the day of Passover. By breaking an egg at midnight on Easter Sunday, they hoped to atone for these sins. They were also said to represent the evil eye, which is associated with Satan.
As mentioned above, the early Christians were the first to celebrate Easter in much of its modern form, and they did so by feasting on the Passover sacrifices. They were also said to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, and to try and bring him back into their community by celebrating his return with their friends and family. This act became known as the celebration of the Easters. There were many ways to commemorate the Easters, and many of the traditions have been handed down over time.
For instance, many Christians would break large eggs, drink wine and eat food that was symbolic of their religion. In fact, many of these foods had religious meanings and had to be prepared carefully. They also had to be kept safe from predators. When the Christians spread out across Europe after the 3rd century, they took most of the Easter traditions and incorporated them into their lives, and Christianity began to form a large part of Europe’s cultural heritage.
Some of the earliest archaeological finds date back to around 70AD and show evidence of many Christians attending the Passover sacrifice. These same finds also prove the existence of Easter in the past, as well as many other Pagan traditions. However, the idea of a Christian celebration of the eggs runs deep. The story of the Magi can be found in almost every book from the Bible, and there are many references to eggs in both secular and sacred Christian literature. It seems that the eggs didn’t stop just from the time of Christ.
They continue to be a symbol of faith, fertility, and Easter, well into the Christian era. They also continue to be a source of fascination for many cultures. Most commonly, Easter eggs are seen in any customs and observances surrounding spring, especially in springtime. But they are also seen in a variety of other traditions and are often used as a theme or element to a party or special occasion, and they’re also seen on t-shirts, clothing, and nearly every day.