Why eggs at Easter? According to Agriculture Department Historians, the Easter egg may have gotten its start centuries before Christianity as a celebration of spring.
Historians say the Persians and the Egyptians exchanged eggs decorated in spring colors as a way of celebrating Spring. Since the egg is a symbol of new life and fertility its only natural that it be included in the Easter celebration.
As many of us will continue the decorated egg tradition in our family settings this Easter, there are some important safe egg handling methods to remember. When decorating, cooking or hiding Easter eggs, extra care is needed as eggs are handled a great deal more than usual around Easter. Remember to: