Asked by: Puiu Farnworthasked in category: General Last Updated: 10th May, 2020
Why does it not say Easter on eggs?
Correspondingly, why is Easter not on Easter eggs?
A lot of us may chomp on chocolate eggs at Easter, but originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week). So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts.
Likewise, why do we celebrate Easter with eggs? The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus' emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular egg-related traditions.
Furthermore, are Easter eggs still called Easter eggs?
“It's amazing that in such a politically correct society we can't call Easter eggs Easter eggs anymore”, the official Ukip Twitter account said on Monday. However, the idea that the word Easter has disappeared from the packaging of chocolate eggs in recent years appears to be unfounded.
Why do we have Easter eggs and chocolate on Easter?
The hard shell of the egg represents the tomb and the emerging chick represents Jesus, whose resurrection conquered death. The tradition of eating eggs on Easter is tied to Lent, the six-week period before Easter during which Christians traditionally abstained from all animal products, including meat, dairy and eggs.