Celebrating Easter with Easter Eggs

Why do we celebrate Easter?

In the Christian tradition, Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. This was on the third day after his crucifixion

It is believed that as Jesus rose from his tomb on a Sunday, three days after he died on the cross which is Good Friday

Therefore the celebration of this rising should always be a Sunday, hence Easter Sunday

The date that Easter Sunday falls on is decided by the first full moon after the vernal equinox

This changes year from year. Which is why Easter is celebrated earlier some years than others

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Easter, isn’t the Christian parable and teachings of the resurrection of the body of Jesus

It’s yummy chocolate Easter Eggs and chocolate generally

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Why do we have Easter Eggs?

The egg became apart of Easter celebrations as many ancient cultures see the egg as a symbol of life

In many areas eggs were forbidden during lent, and therefore after lent they became a delicacy hence them being used during Easter

The Easter bunny became a part of the Easter tradition because of the associated fertility of a hare or rabbit

This refers back to the egg and life

The hare is also an ancient symbol of the moon

The moon contributes to the date Easter is celebrated each year, therefore the hare cements its place in the Easter celebrations

We have France and Germany to thank for the invention of the chocolate Easter egg as they invented these in the 19th century

However, they were initially a very bitter taste and also hard to bite

Over the years as chocolate making and creating techniques evolved, so did the taste and appearance of the Easter egg which is enjoyed today

Easter eggs are given as a gift to friends and family each year to celebrate this tradition

You will find Easter eggs ranging in all sizes and shapes as well as flavours and colours sold throughout the country

There are leaders in the market like Cadbury and Nestle who have a vast amount of Easter eggs in production

Prices of these eggs will range dramatically based on the size of the egg, typically the bigger the more expensive

 

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The most expensive egg I have ever heard of is the giant Easter Atelier Egg from Godiva.  It is 66cm tall, and weighs 14 kg. coming in at a whopping £1,000 to buy

Cadbury Gifts Direct  has an amazing collection of affordable Easter eggs and treats. There are so many different eggs, hampers and gift boxes. I would be surprised if you didn’t find something that you thought would make an amazing Easter gift

You can also have a chocolate bar personalised, which I think makes the gift that extra special as it shows a bit more thought

 

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They offer next day delivery if you order before 4pm the previous day, as well as European delivery

Some of the Easter products on their site are already on sale 15% – 25% discount as well as a few 3 for 2 items

Easter can get expensive if you tend to buy presents for lots of your friends and family

Make sure you are shopping around for the best value Easter gifts

Do you celebrate Easter by giving Easter eggs? Let me know in the comments

 

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52 Comments

  1. Margaret Clarkson
    10/03/2019 / 14:14

    Thank you so much for such a comprehensive article.

  2. Tracy Nixon
    10/03/2019 / 14:34

    Great article – many children (and adults) forget why we celebrate Easter and Christmas!

  3. Catherine S
    10/03/2019 / 14:53

    A very interesting and informative post, thank you.

  4. Margaret GALLAGHER
    10/03/2019 / 14:58

    Great read – the true meaning escapes so many

  5. Sandra Fortune
    10/03/2019 / 16:27

    I celebrate the resurrection but do love Easter eggs too . Great post

  6. Caroline Tinsley
    10/03/2019 / 20:44

    The origins of Easter eggs is similar to some of the Christmas traditions, such as having evergreens in the house, which is also a symbol of life – during the darkest time of the year.

  7. Brian
    10/03/2019 / 21:48

    Thanks for a great article. Too many think it’s just about chocolate.

  8. leah
    10/03/2019 / 22:18

    very informative thanks

  9. Jazmine Higgins
    11/03/2019 / 01:50

    Easter is my favourite time of the year but even I often forget the real reason behind it! Chocolate is always a bonus but actually taking to time appreciate the true meaning is also great!

  10. Darrell Perry
    11/03/2019 / 07:47

    I look forward to Easter, almost as much as Christmas, mainly because of the Easter Eggs & hot cross buns. I remember when I was a kid, just after Easter, my local shop would sell broken easter egg chocolate from a jar, it would be a mixture of milk chocolate (YAY!), white (yay!) or dark (boo!). I always thought easter egg chocolate tasted better. But it does seem sometimes we lose sight of the real reason for Easter.

  11. Rachael Sexey
    11/03/2019 / 07:59

    This is a great article I think the true meaning of Easter is forgotten ❣

  12. Caroline A
    11/03/2019 / 10:24

    I didn’t know that about the symbolism of the Easter bunny – fascinating!

  13. Justine Meyer
    11/03/2019 / 12:22

    Great information thanks

  14. Jennifer S.
    11/03/2019 / 12:25

    I didn’t know the history behind the Easter egg – super interesting!

  15. Jo Carroll
    11/03/2019 / 13:30

    I love celebrating tradition but nowadays Easter seems to start in the shops from January onwards, Christmas from October… it’s all starting to get to the point where the Easter Bunny will merge into Santa 😉 I do love my choccy eggs though…so no bah humbug from me…oops that’s Xmas isn’t it? 😉

  16. charlotte isobelle
    11/03/2019 / 14:00

    A great read! Everyone these days thinks its all about chocolate

  17. Kathleen marsden
    11/03/2019 / 14:19

    As with Christmas, Easter is so commercial now. We should be teaching the true meaning

  18. Kathryn
    11/03/2019 / 14:59

    Wow, I learnt loads!

  19. glenn hutton
    11/03/2019 / 15:04

    Great that you put the true meaning of Easter, something much forgotten these days…

  20. Nigel Soper
    11/03/2019 / 15:42

    I can’t help feeling is just another celebration being hijacked by commercialism; the retailers answer to Burn’s night, Valentine’s day. Mother’s day, Easter etc etc. is always to spend money with them – it’s just greed!

  21. Natalie Burgess
    11/03/2019 / 16:18

    This is a really important article. Its good to teach kids the history surrounding traditions that we celebrate xx

  22. Louise Comb
    11/03/2019 / 16:18

    Interesting as to why Easter is linked to eggs. We learn something new every day 🙂 XXX

  23. Andrea Fletcher
    11/03/2019 / 17:49

    People often forget the true meaning of Easter.

  24. Nicola Marshall
    11/03/2019 / 18:45

    Interesting to read about the history behind the egg I feel like I have learnt something for a change!

  25. Chloe Taylor
    11/03/2019 / 18:48

    Wow – surprised that godiva sell an easter egg for £1000 – blimey! Thanks for the interesting easter egg facts! xx

  26. Karen Shuttleworth
    11/03/2019 / 21:27

    This is great – we always do an easter hunt, not just for eggs, but I usually get the kids something that isn’t made of chocolate as well, like a book or a small toy

  27. Anthony Harrington
    11/03/2019 / 22:06

    I think the origins and meanings of Easter and Christmas are simply not known by many as both celebrations have become mass commercial products.

  28. Nicola W
    11/03/2019 / 23:36

    Yes I celebrate Easter by giving my family Easter Eggs

  29. Janine
    12/03/2019 / 10:32

    We celebrate with Easter eggs for the children and play Easter hunts.

  30. Julia Linsley
    12/03/2019 / 11:58

    A good informative read thankyou

  31. J Matcham
    12/03/2019 / 13:58

    I was brought u as a christian and went to a faith school I have always held an open mind and teaach my kids the faith but allow and open mind, sadly easter is lost amoung all the other days that are just pushed for the gain of profit and the result is mass commercial products. that encourage greed. Having said that i do buy eggs and spend time with my family too

  32. Dawn Samples
    12/03/2019 / 14:29

    It’s nice to remember why we celebrate easter and teach this to our children x

  33. Abigail Cullen
    12/03/2019 / 15:54

    Yes I love Easter time, with those extra holidays, which is always nice to go away for the weekend.

    Great read by the way, and yes I do like to give and receive Easter eggs over that period, especially the Hotel Chocolat, which I purchase quite often.

  34. Sarah-Jane Carter
    12/03/2019 / 17:30

    I love easter xx

  35. Lorna Ledger
    12/03/2019 / 18:14

    I do love Easter, it is a family bonding time, regardless of Religious beliefs, and it’s nice to see the longer sunnier days too xx

  36. laura milton
    12/03/2019 / 19:23

    Great insight with easy read knowledge i can share with my daughter!

  37. Hayley Colburn
    12/03/2019 / 21:35

    I learned a few facts there that I didn’t already know about, my kids were asking me why Easter changes every year and I shamefully have to admit I didnt know the answer but do now so thanks 😀

  38. Victoria Clay
    13/03/2019 / 06:07

    A very good explanation, very important not to lose sight of the meaning behind the holiday!

  39. Kerry Taylor
    14/03/2019 / 08:41

    Easter is one of those holidays we tend to take for granted! Although, I do love getting chocolate…

  40. Lynne O'Connor
    14/03/2019 / 15:58

    Very comprehensive. There were a few facts there I didn’t know

  41. Alice Gilkes
    14/03/2019 / 22:59

    Great article. Thank you.

  42. Kim Draper
    17/03/2019 / 10:47

    Great article.

  43. Emma H
    17/03/2019 / 17:17

    Great article. I love Easter, it means quality time with family. (And, great food, and lots of chocolate eggs – shared of course!)

  44. judy kennedy
    18/03/2019 / 14:17

    What about the chocolate bunnies?

  45. kris mc
    19/03/2019 / 10:49

    interesting thanks

  46. AJ
    19/03/2019 / 14:26

    EGG-CELLENT READ

  47. Lindsey Stuart
    19/03/2019 / 18:25

    Thank you so much for this post, This is really interesting and I have learnt something new! My daughter will find this interesting too.

  48. William Gould
    20/03/2019 / 07:54

    Very interesting post, thank you!

  49. Rachel Craig
    21/03/2019 / 02:38

    Easter is a nice time of year, as Spring :- When new life is just beginning. Such as green leaves on the trees, flowers blooming, chicks hatching from eggs :- Chicks heard chirping, etc.

    Have bought Easter eggs as gifts for Easter Time. Though have varied how we celebrate Easter.

    I thought egg :- reminder of stone rolled away from tomb. Jesus resurrection :- New Life. Egg, a symbol of new life. As rolling eggs ( hard boiled eggs with egg shell painted) downhill, symbolises stone rolling away from tomb. Jesus resurrection.

    I do enjoy chocolate. As do family and friends.

    Thanks for sharing knowledge regarding Easter traditions, and their origins.

  50. Andrew Petrie
    21/03/2019 / 13:06

    Interesting , and hats off to Germany and France for giving us the Easter egg.

  51. Mrs Kay Young
    21/03/2019 / 14:22

    eggs are a lovely celebration of spring, but I think it’s also important to acknowledge the religious origin too

  52. Helen Adams
    23/03/2019 / 19:24

    This is really interesting, thanks for the info! x

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