Most of us grow up surrounded by symbols and traditions that we follow and respect unconditionally. Now that Easter is approaching, stores and supermarkets we invade with the famous Easter eggs. Apart from enjoying the delicious chocolate that is used to manufacture them, have you ever wondered what is the origin and meaning of this symbol? Since the beginning of mankind, the eggs of birds meant the continuation of life, fertility, and rebirth. In Egyptian mythology, the egg acquired importance when the Phoenix burned in their nest and was reborn later from eggs that had been created in the beginning. Also, Hindus claimed that the world was born from an egg. In antiquity, Easter eggs were made of chicken and duck. In the middle ages, people began to give them to children in the celebrations, and at the time, Christians began to give eggs during Easter.
Finally, at the beginning of the 19th century, in Germany, Italy and France, appeared the first eggs made of chocolate and containing small gifts inside. Decoration always was very important in Easter eggs and varying with the passage of time. Cultures first hand painted eggs with bright colors representing the Sun. Currently, the pastrycooks bet to your imagination and design original and colorful decorations. In English, Easter egg says Easter egg and represents the same meaning as for the Spanish-speaking.