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A vendor adjusts a giant chocolate egg at Belgian chocolate maker Neuhaus in Brussels, Belgium.

Easter Eggs - Too pretty to eat!

March 30, 2013

The Easter Egg symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus Christ – a sign of his

resurrection from the dead. Traditionally, an Easter Egg is a reminder

of eternal life. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility that pre-dates

Christianity. Decorated ostrich eggshells over 60,000 years old have

been discovered in Africa and adorned the tombs of ancient Egyptians and

Sumerians over 5,000 years ago. The Easter Egg Hunt is a popular

tradition in some countries, with eggs hidden away (supposedly by the

Easter Bunny) for children to find on Easter morning. The sheer variety

of Easter eggs is mind-boggling – they come painted, printed and

embroidered with signature types from France, Belarus, Sweden and the

Czech Republic. Though chicken eggs were used traditionally, in modern

times eggs of chocolate, jelly and marzipan are common, as are plastic

eggs with jelly-bean fillings.

Take a look at these fascinating Easter Eggs from around the world.

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