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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Eggs: Nature's perfect package

From ancient times eggs have been decorated, exchanged, and shown reverence. Before the egg became closely entwined with the Christian Easter, it was honored during many Rite-of-Spring festivals.

The egg represented the rebirth of the earth after the long, hard winter was over and was believed to have special powers. For Christians the egg symbolizes the rebirth of man.

Although the omens and the mystery of the egg have disappeared today, the symbolism remains, and artists, young and old, continue in the old world tradition of adorning eggs.

1 comment:

Joy K. said...

The best part of Easter when I was a kid was getting to eat hard-boiled eggs. I traded my candy eggs to my cousin for her hard-boiled ones, and every time, we'd both walk away thinking the other was insane.