The History of Easter Eggs
Easter is a popular holiday that has been celebrated by people around the world for many years now. Originally, it was a Christian holiday that celebrated the resurrection of Jesus after the crucifixion. However, the Bible fails to mention the Easter bunny or even Easter eggs! So, where did the traditions that we know and love about this holiday come from?
In keeping with the biblical story, Easter is known as a holiday that’s all about new beginnings. In many parts of the world, it occurs in Spring, a time famous for its production of new life. Baby lambs come out to play, daffodils bloom, and plants thrive. As a baby bird hatches from an egg, the Easter egg was created as a symbol of life. Today, many people can’t survive Easter weekend without giving and receiving Easter eggs. These are traditionally given on Easter Sunday, the day that Christ was resurrected.
Easter 2021 is shaping up to be the best one yet! Sales have more recently become synonymous with Easter time, as many shops take the chance to put a range of items on special across the long weekend. Many of these sales start on Good Friday and end on Easter Monday, although dates will vary from store to store. To find out more about which of your favourite stores are offering discounts this Easter, take a look at our collection of Easter catalogues. Happy Easter – may you find everything you’re looking for!