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Exploring the history of the Easter egg

For many people, Easter and eggs go hand-in-hand.

According to a history professor at the University of Calgary, the egg might represent the stone that was rolled against the grave of Jesus Christ.

“There was a stone, we are told in the New Testament, that seals the grave of Christ, and it was rolled away with the resurrection. The egg was seen as sort of symbolic of that,” said professor Irving Hexham.

In European countries, people decorate their eggs.

“The Passover egg that people made, this is at the end of Lent, they hard-boiled these eggs and they decorated them,” Hexham added.

In Northern England, the coloured eggs were hidden or wrapped in onion skins, then paper and then boiled.

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