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Easter eggs are specially decorated eggs given out to celebrate the Easter holiday or springtime.

Here is something interesting you might want to read!

Despite claims being made that Easter Eggs were originally pagan symbols, there is no solid evidence for this. It was not until the 18th Century that Jakob Grimm theorised a putative pagan connection to Easter Eggs with a goddess of his own whom he named Ostara, a suggested German version of Eostre.

At the Passover Seder, a hard-boiled egg dipped in salt water symbolizes both new life and the Passover sacrifice offered at the Temple in Jerusalem. The ancient Persians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration falling on the Spring Equinox. This tradition has continued every year on Nowrooz since ancient times.

Checkout http://www.theholidayspot.com/easter/history/icons/easter_egg.htm

I like reading about the part about decorating and preparing egg at the end of the article. Enjoy!

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