Why Do We Actually Color Easter Eggs? Here’s the History Behind It From the Broadway Market
I was thinking the other day: Why the heck does the Easter Bunny hide eggs? Where did the idea even come from? Why do we paint Easter Eggs?
Mike Hnat, who calls himself (and rightfully so, he knows everything!) the 'eggspert', and he had the answer for us! Hnat, who owns the 'Our Traditions' stand at the Broadway Market has been doing this a long time so, we knew he was the best person to ask.
The Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ especially beloved tradition in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. In addition, the eggs are rolled and painted as a symbolic re-enactment of the rolling away of the stone from Christ’s tomb.
You know the crazy creative, painted eggs at the Broadway Market you see? Guess how long it take to make one of those. Mike filled us in.
Now, Easter Eggs are colored with all certain types of medium depending on where in the world you're from -- paint, wax, scratched dye or even wraps.