For Christians, the Easter egg is the reminder of Jesus rising from His tomb and bringing new life. The hard shell of the egg represents the sealed tomb of Christ and the inside of the egg, containing new life sealed within, represents His resurrection from the dead.
The Easter egg originated by Christians of Mesopotamia who stained the eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ shed at His crucifixion. The Christian Church officially adopted the custom, regarding the eggs as a symbol of the resurrection in A.D. 1610.
Legend has it Mary Magdalene was bringing cooked eggs to share with the other women at the tomb of Jesus, and the eggs in her basket turned brilliant red when she saw the risen Christ.
Today, coloring eggs in bright colors holds tradition as well as chocolate eggs.
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