Easter Eggs!!!

Easter eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime.

Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth, pre-dating Christian traditions. The practice of decorating eggshell is ancient. Ostrich eggs with engraved decoration that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa. Decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.

Although the tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery.

 



Various games are played at Easter time with eggs.

Egg rolling is also a traditional Easter egg game played with eggs at Easter. In the United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries children traditionally rolled eggs down hillsides at Easter. This tradition was taken to the New World by European settlers and continues to this day each Easter on the White House lawn.

Different nations have different versions of the game

An Easter egg is also an intentional hidden message, inside joke, or feature in a work such as a computer program, movie, book, or crossword. Easter eggs are also found on movie DVDs.

Have a pleasant Easter break!

via Blogger http://prlabpak.blogspot.com/2013/03/easter-eggs.html

Advertisements

Posted on March 29, 2013, in Useful Information. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: