Traditions of Easter. Where did they come from?
Winter finally gave up and spring is coming back. With sunshine, bird’s chirping and the first snowbell flowers comes the greatest celebration of life - Easter with colored eggs and Easter Bunny.
Have you ever wonder, where the tradition to color eggs for Easter comes from? There is a legend, that after the resurrection of Jesus, Mary Magdalene went to the Roman emperor Tiberius to tell him good news. She took a chicken egg with her as a symbol of new life. She greeted the emperor by saying “Christ is risen!” and presented him the white egg. Tiberius replied “Christ has no more risen than that egg is red”, and suddenly the white egg turned red. From that time there is tradition to color eggs for Easter. In old times, before the dyes and crayons, people colored eggs by boiling them with onion skins. The eggs can be dyed any shade between light orange and deep burgundy red! Check out one of our favorite tutorials on how to dye eggs naturally from The Kitchn.
Want a quick and easy way to decoupage your eggs with pretty patterns? Try one of Tanya's favorite DIY tricks!
- Hard boil an egg and whisk another egg white.
- Look for colorful paper napkins, preferably with small patterns that will fit on the egg. The napkins should be 3 ply.
- Cut out any pattern from the napkin and separate out the printed layer.
- Paint the whisked egg white on the hard-boiled egg and then apply the 1 ply patterned napkin cutout.
- Then paint over the napkin with the whisked egg white. This will give it some extra shine.
- Let dry and enjoy!
What about Easter Bunny? According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg planting hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws”. Their children made nests in which this creature could place its colored eggs.
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