Printable Easter Egg Pattern

Apr 04, 2022
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What's the origin of Easter eggs?

You could understandably believe that Easter eggs were produced by hens. I'm sorry, but that was still wrong. The Easter bunny, a fictitious character who distributes eggs to kids, is the real maker of Easter eggs.

The German egg-laying hare Osterhase, which appeared in folklore in the 17th century, is whence the contemporary rabbit got its name.

Up until the 1920s, Jutland and the island of Langeland were the only places in Denmark where the custom was performed. Currently, the Easter Bunny visits Scandinavia and delivers chocolate eggs for children to look for on Easter Sunday in the yard.

Given that Easter occurs in spring, a season of regeneration and a new beginning when flowers begin to blossom and animals give birth to their offspring, the rabbit's relevance at Easter is intimately tied to its ancient use as a representation of fertility.

In paganism's symbology, this age-old sign of rebirth has long been employed in pagan ceremonies honoring the spring. Because once light and darkness are equal and growing, the spring equinox is the day that this happens. It's a time to celebrate rebirth, and the season's key emblems are eggs and hares.

When it comes to the significance of eggs during a religious occasion, Christianity has a few ideas of its very own. Eggs represent Jesus' return. Jesus is the newborn chick inside the grave, which is represented by the hard shell.

When you consider Easter egg rolling, a customary game in which players roll eggs down a slope of grass, this theory becomes especially appealing. This is said to be a representation of the stone covering Jesus' tomb moving away.

How were decorated eggs created?

Decorating eggshells is a very old tradition; 60,000-year-old adorned and carved ostrich eggs were discovered in Africa. The ancient Sumerians and Egyptians frequently buried ostrich eggs depicted in gold and silver.

Decorated eggs have been associated with Easter since the 13th century. Many nations have their unique customs of patterns for decorating eggs because of their long histories and symbolic meanings.

Eggs were painted and decorated to signify the conclusion of the time of repentance and fasting because it is stated in Christianity that they were once a banned meal during the Lenten season.

Eggs were colored crimson by early Christians in Mesopotamia to resemble the blood that Christ spilled at his crucifixion. These customs were maintained by the church, which also increased the elaborateness of the arrangements and frequently gave away the eggs as presents.

The 17th and 18th centuries saw the beginning of the production of Easter items in the shape of eggs. Easter eggs containing presents and chocolates were given by the Victorians and were coated in cardboard and satin.

However, the prized jewel-encrusted works of art by Carl Fabergé, created in the 19th century for the Russian Czar and Czarina, are the MVP of Easter gifts.

Even now, people still design eggs since it's a wonderful pastime to do with kids. The most popular approach is blasting eggs, followed by painting or dyeing the undamaged shells.

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What are some unique facts to know about Easter eggs?

  1. Chocolate eggs are among the most popular Easter candy. Easter chocolate eggs are delivered in 80 million pieces annually. Only chocolate Easter bunnies, which are produced in 90 million pieces annually, surpass that.

  2. London-based chocolatier William Curley's non-jeweled, record-breaking egg fetched $11,107 at auction on March 20, 2012; it was created in the UK. The "Golden Speckled Egg" was a chocolate egg with a fancy chocolate and truffle filling that was produced using Amedei chocolate and eatable gold leaf.

  3. The Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks, and Romans gave eggs as gifts because they believed them as a representation of life.

  4. To provide medieval Easter eggs with a golden gloss, onions were used throughout the boiling process. But Edward I went one step farther, ordering 450 eggs to be coated in gold leaf and delivered as Easter presents in 1290.

  5. An egg-throwing celebration was celebrated inside churches throughout the Middle Ages. A hardboiled egg was thrown by the priest into one of the choirboys, who then passed it on to another kid. When the clock hit twelve, the person holding the egg won.

  6. John Cadbury produced his first Easter egg in 1875, quickly following in their footsteps. The business was making 19 different lines of dark chocolate by 1892.

  7. The well-known "crocodile" appearance that can be found on Easter eggs was first created in Germany to hide any slight flaws in the chocolate.

  8. The goal of the centuries-old egg rolling ritual is to find out whose egg can roll the farthest without cracking. On Easter Monday, the White House lawn hosts the most well-known egg roll in history.

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