Passover is a Jewish religious holiday that marks the release of Jews from slavery and their exodus from Egypt. In Christianity, the holiday was slightly rethought and associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter in the minds of believers is associated with the beginning of a new life, new thinking and consciousness.
Egg dyeing for Easter is a very ancient tradition, and there are several versions of its origin. The ancient Egyptians and Persians welcomed the arrival of spring and painted chicken eggs. They considered them a symbol of fertility and the rebirth of life. According to legend, Mary Magdalene presented an egg to the emperor of Rome Tiberius and told him about the Resurrection of Jesus. He did not believe it, laughed and said that it was just as impossible as the fact that a white egg will never turn into a red one. And then a miracle happened, before his eyes the egg acquired a bright red color - a symbol of the blood Jesus shed. Since then, the tradition of dyeing eggs and giving them to relatives, friends and children throughout the Easter week was born, but there is a more rational explanation. The longest fast of forty days excludes eggs from the daily diet of believers. Then the peasants during the fast boiled all the eggs laid by the chickens so that they would not deteriorate. And in order not to confuse them with raw ones, natural dyes were added to the water during cooking: greens, onion husks, beets, tree bark. As a result, very beautiful and elegant dyes were obtained. For the holiday, eggs are painted by hand with original patterns and stories from the Bible, such eggs are called Easter eggs. There are also specks, eggs are painted in such a way that stripes, specks and specks of other colors stand out against a plain background. Despite the fact that the tradition of painting eggs appeared long ago, it still does not lose its relevance. Painted Easter eggs have remained not only beautiful, but also turned into works of art. What, for example, are Faberge Easter eggs, whose grace and originality do not cease to be admired by people all over the world. According to custom, eggs should be stored for a whole year until the next holiday. Therefore, they began to make them first from wood and decorate with patterns and ornaments. Over time, jewelers in the manufacture of such eggs began to use silver, gold or porcelain, inlaid with precious stones. Each symbol of the painting of Easter eggs had its own meaning, for example, a dove - symbolized the soul, an oak - strength, flowers - girlhood, pine - health. Preparing for the bright holiday of Easter unites the family, and coloring eggs with your children makes you dearer and closer to each other.