Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. World’s 2.2 billion christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The 40 day long lent season ends today.
The egg is ubiquitous and cheap today, but this incredible, edible source of protein was, years ago, a potent religious symbol. Even before the birth of Christianity, the egg was seen as a symbol of Spring, a celebration of the rebirth and re-invigoration after the harshness of winter. And we’ve got all the facts behind Easter eggs and what it means.
That’s why the Mesopotamians – an ancient Christian community living in an area roughly covered today by Iraq, Syria and Kuwait – used to stain eggs red to symbolise the blood of Christ.
Eggs would then be cracked against one another, leaving just empty shells – a symbol of the empty tomb Jesus left behind.