What is the origin of Easter eggs

Very little is missing for Easter. It is the most important religious date for Christians Y culminates on Sunday, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated, usually with a banquet where chocolate eggs are not lacking. On this occasion, however, the holiday will be different due to quarantine and coronavirus.

The custom of giving these sweets for Easter is just over 100 years old even though the tradition of giving eggs is more than 5,000 years old: some studies have revealed that the Persians They used to give them away as a symbol of life, fertility and rebirth.

Chocolate eggs of all designs (Photo Shutterstock)

The first egg models given for Easter appeared in Europe in the 13th century. Until the end of the 19th century, the eggs that were given away for this holiday were made of chicken or wood, generally painted red to evoke the blood of Christ, adorned with drawings and emblems.

Just around 1870, the techniques for molding the cocoa paste were perfected, which allowed the production of the today traditional eggs. In the English-speaking countries, the rabbit is the most popular emblem, as tradition holds that it is the carrier of the Easter egg.

In Anglo-Saxon countries, the rabbit is the most popular emblem (Photo Shutterstock)
In Anglo-Saxon countries, the rabbit is the most popular emblem (Photo Shutterstock)

In Russia, the celebration of Easter is done with greater splendor, since it is the most important holiday of the Orthodox calendar. The great Russian writers, such as Tolstoy and Dostoiesvski, have always chosen the resurrection of Jesus to make their characters appear after suffering dramas and tragedies.

In Argentina, there are those who try to display their status through the size and quality of chocolate eggs They give away, although there are few who could show off their gifts compared to those that used to be exchanged by members of the Russian imperial family.

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