The story of Easter Eggs comes from Central and Eastern European Countries. The Easter Eggs also called Paschal eggs, decorated with leaf patterns and dyed. The eggs are boiled along with natural substances like Onion leaves, walnut nutshell in the water, and colored with beetroot juice or using artificial colorings.
German Tradition: Easter Bunnies (rabbits) is an artistic tradition of their culture symbolize the rabbit brings the Easter eggs. According to Protestantism, “Easter Bunnies” played the role of a judge to evaluate the children’s behavior before the start of Easter Lent Season. In Myth, the Bunnies (Rabbits or Hares) wear color cloths and carry eggs, chocolate, gifts, and toys for the children in the basket before the starting of the Easter Holidays, like Santa Claus gives chocolates, gifts for children before Christmas (Birth of Jesus) Holidays respectively.
Ancient times: Eggs have been symbolizing fertility symbols since ancient times and become symbolically linked with the cracking and open of Easter Egg with the empty tomb of Jesus (re-birth). In the orthodox Christianity churches, easter eggs are blessed at the end of the Paschal Vigil and provided to the faithful persons. Eggs in Christianity associated with RESURRECTION.
Polish Tradition: In Roman Catholic Church at Holy Saturday sermon, the church priest in Poland give blessing to the decorative baskets with Easter eggs, and other traditional foods is a beloved tradition.
Greece Tradition: Women in the Greece color the eggs with onion skin leaves and vinegar on the day of Communion (Thursday) and also serve them along with Greek Easter Bread for the Easter Sunday feast.
Egypt Tradition: While Celebrating the beginning of the spring in Egypt, people decorate boiled eggs during the Egyptian national holiday after Easter.
Orthodox Catholic Church: The Eggs are colored red to symbolize the blood of the Christ, and the hard shell of the Egg symbolizes the tomb of Christ. The pattern of Cracks drawn in the eggs to symbolize the resurrection from the dead.
Eastern Europe (Some parts of England): Eggs are not allowed to eat in the time of the lent season. So children go home to home asking for the eggs on Saturday before the lent season began, and people will give the eggs to the children as a special treat before the fast. Many Christian in the Eastern Orthodox church still practices the dye of their eggs in Red Color.
Difference between Bunnies (Rabbits) and Hares
|Leporidae (Animal Family)||Leporidae (Animal Family)|
|Ears are smaller comapring to Hares||Long Ears|
|Smaller in Size comparing to Hares||Larger in Size|
|Busy Socially||Less Social then Bunnies|
|30 -31 days Fertility||42 Day fertility|
|Closed eyes, undeveloped at the birth time||Fully developed, furred with open eyes at birth|
|Lives Normal Burrow||Lives completely aboveground,|
|Also called kittens or kits||Also called leverets|
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