Easter History Continues - Why do we have Easter Eggs?


March 8, 2023

It is the Lenten season, which is the 6 weeks preceding Easter in the church calendar. Last week, I dug into the origins of fasting or giving things up for lent. In the process of researching the early church origins of the practice, I was surprised to find that they began in the earliest days of the church. This brought up many additional questions about Easter traditions. Easter Eggs, in particular, has often seemed wholly unrelated to the story of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The connection never seemed obvious to me. I had heard that Easter eggs had been adopted fr...

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