Eggs everywhere

During springtime, on Sunday the 26. and Monday, the 27.3.16 people celebrate the Easter Holidays. For Christian people Easter is one of the most important holidays. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion, one of the most central figures in the Christian belief, whose story is written down in the New Testament. In Germany in many churches there are special Easter ceremonies during the Easter holydays.

Still there are many customs, like decorations made of colored eggs everywhere. Where do they come from? As it is with many very old customs, there is no sure origin of these customs. Even long before Middle Age colored eggs existed as a symbol for springtime and new life and were given as a present. The Christian Holiday and the tradition of the Easter egg would become one during early middle age, because both symbolize a new beginning.