Why Do We Decorate Eggs for Easter?

Decorating Easter Eggs

Eggs have been decorated for thousands of years.  In fact, 60,000 year old ostrich eggs with engraved decorations have been found in Africa–(read more about that here).  It seems that the Christian practice of decorating eggs began in Medieval Europe when eggs were forbidden during Lent.  Thus, eggs laid during that time were boiled or preserved and then served at the Easter banquet.  Eggs became a prized Easter treat.  They symbolize The Resurrection and New Life.  Some of my favorites include Faberge and Ukranian eggs.  Does your family decorate eggs for Easter?  Do you   the Easter Bunny hide them?  Do you eat the decorated eggs?  I’d love to hear your about your family’s Easter traditions!

PS.  We decorate and hide so many eggs for Easter that we usually can’t eat them all!

Decorating Easter Eggs

Ruby’s In the Dog House

Ruby, Stairs, Australian Shepherd

Ruby is “persona non-grata” –(canis non-grata?) around here today.  Our cheerful Australian shepherd has gotten into the bad habit of not coming in the house when she is called.  She tries to lure us outside to play…but sometimes…people have to go to work…and chasing a dog for 15 minutes…well, you know…Any dog whisperers out there with suggestions?

Ruby, Australian Shepherd

 

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