Eggs are more deeply connected and important to the Easter season than many people realize.
Like the symbol of the Easter Bunny, most of us assume that the eggs—though fun—are steeped in pagan, not Christian, history. While some of that is true (ancient cultures have been dyeing eggs since long before Christ), the Easter egg as we know it today is deeply connected and important to this season in the Church.
As you might know, eggs are symbolic: a chick (new life!) emerging from a tomb-like egg beautifully represents the resurrection of Christ. Early Christians are said to have dyed eggs red as a nod to the crucifixion.
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