Home / News / About The Easter Egg Origin Story

About The Easter Egg Origin Story

Update:30 Sep 2022

Regarding the origin of the resurrection egg, according to the first legend: it is described that the Virgin Mary Magdalene, in tears, suddenly saw two people wearing dazzling clothes standing beside them. When she returned home, she put the vision seen was painted on the Easter egg before it was given to Jesus' disciples. The disciples also used the dove to spread the message. The second legend is that Saint Devan was stoned to death by the enemy in memory of what he left behind.
Another legend is that the man who carried the cross for Jesus, he was a businessman selling eggs, one day, he saw a lot of beautiful painted Easter eggs in the basket, so he sent this message to the people.
Easter egg story
Light the Easter fire on Saturday, go to church on Sunday, and hunt for eggs in the garden. For thousands of years, Western families have celebrated Easter, a traditional Christian holiday, in this way. Bunny also plays an important role at Easter. There are many stories, poems and songs about the bunny in Easter. Although Easter is a Protestant festival, it has nothing to do with church etiquette.
"Everyone knows that the Easter Bunny doesn't exist, and we celebrate Easter to commemorate Jesus' death and resurrection," said Aros Doling.
However, not every child knows that there are actually no bunnies that bring Easter eggs, and not every child knows why Easter is celebrated. The survey showed that one in five Germans do not know the meaning of this highest Christian holiday. This is not surprising, because the rabbits and eggs in Easter today have nothing to do with the resurrection of Jesus. For this, those Christians have a certain responsibility. This was the conclusion of a study by Bonn ethnologist Aros Doring. He said: "Catholic children know that there will be Easter eggs again because eggs are not allowed during the 40-day fasting period before Easter. But how do people explain to Protestant children why they are on Easter Sunday? Time for another Easter egg?"
So Protestants came up with this story about rabbits and eggs. In addition to this, the rabbit is also a symbol of fertility. But the puzzle is why do mammal rabbits have eggs? It may be a miracle: Easter bunnies lay eggs one by one in the grass like hens. "It may be a miracle: the Easter bunnies will lay eggs one by one in the grass like a hen," said young Silas.
While Protestants solemnly celebrated the resurrection of Jesus in churches on Easter Sunday, Catholic churches were full of laughter. Especially during the Baroque period, Catholic priests told people about parish anecdotes in a light-hearted way, so the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus has always been used in this way.
"This lighthearted way of preaching in the Baroque period also shaped the style of Easter celebrations in the 17th and 18th centuries," Doling said. "It was from that time that painted eggs and hanging colorful decorations became popular."
Easter eggs symbolize new life and the resurrection of Jesus. The custom of painting, eating and gifting eggs at Easter was very popular in Catholicism in the past. "So far, Easter eggs are only painted red in Orthodox churches, because red is very symbolic. It is the color of blood, and in Catholicism red is also a symbol of love, a symbol of Christian charity. Those eggs painted red are called eggs of blessing at Easter."

That's all for today's story, and for more stories, keep following our printed Easter egg wholesaler.