Easter and its eggs

In Italy, eggs are traditionally presented as an Easter gift. Nowadays, "Easter eggs" are made of milk chocolate or dark chocolate and hide inside a small surprise for the youngest; however, in the past, they were simple eggs perhaps decorated with flowers and placed in a basket to be donated. While eggs embody the symbol of Christian rebirth, in reality Christianity borrowed such images from a variety of other sources. In fact, an egg has very ancient symbolic origins that developed over a long span of time and in different areas of the world.

SUBSCRIBE NOW!

online + newspaper

This section of the article is only available for our subscribers. Please click here to subscribe or login if you are already a subscriber.