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Catholic Activity: Symbolism of the Easter Eggs

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The Easter egg is one of the most widely recognized Easter symbol, but because it has been widely secularized, we sometimes forget the Resurrection symbolism of the egg. Here is the explanation of the symbolism of the egg.

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The custom of having Easter eggs is very widespread, so much so that the Christian meaning has been all but forgotten. Of course, these Easter eggs are symbols of the Risen Christ. As a chick breaks the shell when it is hatched and begins life, so Our Lord comes forth living from the tomb. Consequently, it is a good custom to paint figures of Christ, the Easter Lamb, etc. on the colored eggs. Many of the other symbols which the Church uses in her liturgy may be used also.

Activity Source: How to Make Your House a Home by Rev. Bernard Stokes, O.F.M., Family Life Bureau, Washington D.C., 1955

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