The Story behind the 'Easter Egg' and what it means

@cdparazo (5768)
Philippines
March 28, 2007 5:33am CST
A lot of us seem to enjoy Easter Egg hunt during Easter Sundays. But do we actually know the story behind it and how it came to be and it's meanings? Since my daughter asked, I was compelled to do some research. I have found out that the 'Easter Eggs' story came to be on the morning of Jesus Christ Resurrection. As what was told in the Bible, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb of Jesus together with some women. As many of us knew, they were bringing food with them to share with each other and legend says that Mary Magdalene was actually bringing cooked eggs. When Jesus appeared to the women and asking them why should they be looking the living among the dead, the eggs in Mary Magdalene's basket turned red which is actually the meaning of dyeing the eggs during Easter. Easter eggs symbolizes the miraculous transformation and re-creation of the whole world by the victorious resurrection of Christ.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Thank you very much for this info. This is one I never heard of before. Happy easter to you and your family also. Hope you have a great time with the children and loved ones also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
You are very much welcome Grandpa Bob. Happy Easter to you too and to your family!