Read the list pages (See link under headline.) for information about weird spring traditions.
Folks with a certain kind of religious training will remember that eggs are metaphors for Christ’s resurrection from the tomb on Easter.
As a tradition, the decorating and collecting of eggs goes back much, much farther in history and is practiced much more widely in the world than Cristendom knew.
Some seasonal folklore
Because spring begins a new growing season, it is associated with birth, rebirth and renewal – spiritual, mental, physical and otherwise.
Many, many springs festivals grew out of goddess worship and took eggs as their trope.
Our word Easter derives from the name Eostra, a German deity whose rites are celebrated at the beginning of spring.
As in other symbolism involving seeding, eggs represent the germs of ideas as well as the medium for growing new life forms.
Ritual blessings are offerings to nature in hopes of a good growing year and abundant crops.
Much is made of balance – life and death, birth and renewal, light and dark – at the vernal equinox on the first day of spring – when day and night are exactly the same length.
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