Easter eggs are particularly decorative eggs in Western countries celebrating Easter. Traditionally, dyed eggs are used. The modern habit is usually to use egg-shaped chocolate instead. The eggs are usually hidden in advance and then found by children. It is a symbolic object of Easter and a way of expressing friendship, love and wishes. Christians refer to the resurrection egg as "the beginning of a new life," symbolizing "Jesus' resurrection and walking out of the stone tomb."
The use of eggs to symbolize the resurrection of life was popular before the birth of Jesus Christ. People in Western Europe believe that eggs have two lives, the first one is "new life" and the second time is "rebirth". Rebirth is a symbol of resurrection.
Easter, also known as the Lord’s Resurrection Day, is one of the important festivals of Christianity. It was originally set on the Sunday after the Jewish Passover, but the church’s first Nicaea conference in the 4th century decided not to use the Jewish calendar, so it was changed to an annual equinox. The first Sunday after the full moon. This festival commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after he was crucified in 30/33 AD. It is the peak of the Christian faith and is therefore regarded by Christians as a symbol of rebirth and hope.
The origin of Easter eggs
The early Christianity of Mesopotamia dyed the eggs red to commemorate the blood that Jesus Christ shed.
At Easter, Catholic believers will paint the eggs red, ask the priest to consecrate, and also use them as gifts for friends. This is the earliest origin of sending eggs.
Egg culture in different regions
In the Germanic cultural regions (Germany, Northern Europe and the English-speaking world), Easter eggs usually appear with Easter rabbits. Some people think that Easter eggs were brought by the Easter Bunny.
In France and Belgium, eggs are said to have been dropped by clocks flying in the sky. In the Christian tradition, the church bell will remain silent one Friday before Easter, to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ, and then ring again on Easter morning to commemorate the rebirth of the Lord. The church bell, with wings, will fly to Rome first, and then fly back on Easter morning, with Easter eggs scattered on the way.
Nowadays, the culture of Easter eggs is spread all over the world, including the hidden functions of entertainment or hidden messages specially placed in various interactive media such as computers, video game consoles, DVDs, etc., also known as "Easter Eggs".