Read to know more about Easter eggs

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent spring. In medieval times, eggs were traditionally given to servants on Easter.

In England on Easter morning children search the eggs that Easter Bunny had hidden while they were asleep. Sometimes the child finding the most number of eggs gets a special prize.

Eggs are forbidden during Lent so Easter Sunday became traditional time to begin eating them. Decorated eggs are given to friends, servants and children on Easter Sunday.

Easter egg is the symbol of fertility and new life. In some cultures legend states that the Easter hatched out of a giant egg.

Eggs play an important part in Easter sports. The Romans celebrated the Easter season by running races on oval track and giving eggs as prizes.

In Germany and other countries the contents of eggs are removed by piercing the egg with a needle. They hung from shrubs and trees during the Easter week.


Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs. Ukrainians decorated eggs are called “pysanki”. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Holy Thursday. The Armenians decorate eggs with pictures of Christ and the Virgin Mary.