From the simple colored hard-boiled egg to the most prestigious Fabergé eggs, the Easter egg has remained a tradition throughout the world.
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In the West, in the countryside or the gardens of the house in town, a mysterious egg hunt takes place in the early morning of Easter.
According to tradition, on returning from Rome, the bells that have been silent since Holy Thursday evening used to spread eggs, sounds, casseroles, and other delicacies. The custom of offering eggs or chocolate rabbits is of commercial origin.
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The German tradition is that children should be given an invisible white rabbit to hide them. In the United States and Alsace, it is a hare; in Thuringia, a stork; in Westphalia, a fox; in Switzerland, a cuckoo.
The custom of offering decorated, dyed, or worked eggs existed long before the Christian era. Since spring is the season when nature is in full bloom, the egg, representing life and rebirth, was probably the first symbol used in rituals dating back to the dawn of time.
In the spring, the Egyptians and Persians used to dye eggs and offer them as a symbol of the renewal of life. In Gallic antiquity, druids dyed eggs red in honor of the sun.
For the Jews, the egg is the symbol of life but also death. The liberation of the Hebrew people cost many lives, and happiness is never absolute for the Hebrews.
At Passover, the Jews dip an egg in salt water in remembrance of all the tears they shed at the loss of their independence.
In the Christian tradition, eating eggs during Lent was forbidden. This is also the reason why pancakes were eaten on Mardi Gras, the last day of Lent: the leftover eggs were used.
The end of Lent and, therefore, the feast of Easter made it possible to put it back in the spotlight. In the XIIth century, a tradition had established the exchange of blessed eggs in the church.
The noblemen then took up this custom again by having jewel eggs made: they ordered eggs decorated with delicate paint, enamel, or precious stones from painters, goldsmiths, or engravers. This is how the tradition of decorating Easter eggs was born.