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Easter eggs, bunnies, Peeps: Easter traditions explained

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Easter eggs, bunnies, Peeps: Easter traditions explained

Jolie Lee, USA TODAY Network3:29 p.m. EDT April 18, 2014


From decorating eggs to eating Peeps, USA TODAYexplains the origins of modern-day Easter traditions.

Easter egg

The symbol of the egg may have origins in pagan rituals celebrating the spring season. The religious symbolism is the resurrection of Jesus.

Decorating eggs for Easter dates back to at least the 13th century, according to theHistory channel. Dying eggs red symbolized the blood of Christ.

The Easter egg is also a byproduct of Lent, as many families would give up eggs during those fast days, which end with Easter.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/04/18/easter-traditions-explained/7865171/

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