This year between April 2nd (Good Friday) and April 5th (Easter Monday) families around the world will celebrate Easter with leg of lamb dinners, egg hunts, lots of chocolate bunnies and beautiful spring flowers.
The tradition of eating lamb on Easter has its roots in early Passover observances before the birth of Christianity. Jews who converted to Christianity continued the tradition at Easter. Additionally, Christians refer to Jesus as the “Lamb of God,” so it makes sense that the food shows up at the Easter table.
Eggs have been a symbol of rebirth since ancient times, but it was Mesopotamian Christians who first adopted them as an Easter food. They were also the first to dye eggs, turning them bright red. Eastern Europeans took egg decorating to an extreme, creating intricate designs on the shells and giving them away to friends and family members as gifts. In the United States and Britain, eggs are dyed and used for hunts and rolls.
The custom of giving candy and chocolate for Easter, meanwhile, first appeared in the Victorian age. New technology, developed by the famous Cadbury factory in England, allowed manufacturers to create hollow sculptures made of chocolate. These new processes meant that candies were available for a cheaper price, and the market quickly boomed.
And finally we got to flowers. Easter Lilies symbolizing the purity are the most common flower for this holidays. I think it’s a good start, but would encourage you to “smell the roses” and try beautiful spring flowers. We have put together a collection of stunning Easter and Passover Bouquets for you to choose. Enjoy, stay safe and take care of each other.