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(March 23, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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Obviously there are deeply religious aspects of Easter celebrated all over the world, but we shouldn’t overlook the pure fun of the holiday. After all, how many chances each year do you have to trip your little sister and shove your little brother all in pursuit of a bunch of plastic eggs?

The Legends of the Eggs

Eggs have always been the symbol of the earth’s rebirth each year after winter. When folklore and religion blended over time, eggs became the symbol of the rebirth of man. The colors we associate with Easter eggs come from a variety of sources. The tears of Jesus’ mother Mary as she wept at the cross colored a basket of eggs she was said to have brought according to Polish legend, but eggs have also been decorated as gifts long before their association with Christianity.

The Laying of the Eggs

I’ll be honest – I let the chickens lay the eggs without my interference. I just collect them at the grocery store.

The Dying of the Eggs

I love to dye Easter eggs. There is no messier craft and your fingers and countertops will be stained for weeks. While you can use regular food coloring, I prefer to use the packets of color that come with special stickers, decorations and – my favorite- glitter. You hard-boil the eggs or you can blow the insides of the eggs out through tiny holes so that you just have an empty shell. Then you set the eggs into water with the dye. You can color the eggs, paint them, glitter them, or do anything you want to make them special.

The Hiding of the Eggs

Sometime before Easter morning, the Easter bunny comes and hides your eggs. Well, I suppose he hides real eggs at some houses, but at mine he’s always hidden the cheap plastic eggs that have candy inside. I personally like the candy eggs better. The eggs are hidden all over the yard. Some are in plain sight and others are hidden up in trees and bushes – quite a feat for a little bunny in my opinion.

The Finding of the Eggs

Easter morning arrives and we throw on our shoes with our pajamas and crowd the backdoor clutching our Easter baskets. Oh, there were goodies in the baskets, but they were hastily discarded in preparation for the fight to come.

When it’s time, my siblings and I race to collect the eggs. There is none of that “we all get the same number” nonsense in my house – it’s a free for all. I’m not the fastest, so I leave the obvious ones for the siblings and go in search of the high eggs. They look down, and I look up. Somehow our parents always see the ones we’ve missed and coach us on how to find missing eggs. It truly is a puzzle as to how they know these secrets.

The Eating of the Eggs

When the race is finished and the baskets are full, we head back inside to examine our treasures. I’m sure there is something great for breakfast Easter morning, but I never pay attention. I usually just feast on all the little peanut butter and chocolate eggs I fought so hard for.

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Cayman Islands
Posted On: March 27, 2008
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United Kingdom
Posted On: March 24, 2008
My Step-Dad And Step-Sisters And Brothers Are Jewish, But They Still Love Easter, They Love Eating Eggs, Going Out And Having A Great Time, You Dont Have To Be Christian.

Very Good Article And Very Funneh Diffrent Joys Of Eggs

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Weston, MO
Posted On: March 24, 2008
My mom hides knicknacks and change in all the eggs (they're plastic) and we search.

I got /all/ of the knicknacks.

Some sticks, some plastic rings and a driedel. Dreidel?

We're not Jewish. At all. And it's Easter.... Was Easter. Is Easter? Not Easter in Eastern Time... well, not in half a hour. Half /an/ hour sounds more correct, but H is not a vowel. Why do all of our clocks run on Eastern Time? Spring forward... we did that, and it's still wrong.

Actually, only this clock, on the computer, and my alarm clock. I think this one is Eastern time... I fixed my alarm clock. Maybe. Yes. Hold on, I'll check it... Nevermind. All the clocks run in the right time zones. I hate the sun.
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Posted On: March 23, 2008
Well I am almost 16 and although I don't believe in the easter bunny and I am Christian too I asked my mom if we could still have one. I love the searching. It's the best part. Even though it might be childish you get free chocolate. Besides I did it with my little brother.

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Posted On: March 23, 2008
im Christian too... but i love hunting for eggs! even though im 14 you'd think i would outgrow that but me & my best friedns do it all the time
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Posted On: March 23, 2008
That isn't easter at all. It's really a Christian holiday, because this is the day that Jesus rose from the grave. Somehow I just knew that The Resurrection wouldn't be mentioned.

All the easter egg hunts and such really take away from the true meaning of Easter.

But I would be SOOO lying if I said I didn't like to hunt eggs and eat teeth-rotting candy! Hey, I'm a Christian, I gotta tell people what I believe. Sorry.
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Posted On: March 23, 2008
Nice article!

Let's see...what did I do this morning? Oh yes, Kevin took me out for an Easter breakfast. Once we got home we discovered that Jayyne had dressed Belle up like the Easter bunny. It was SO CUTE! Breanna, of course, threw a fit because she thought that it was degrading for Belle and that we shouldn't dress her dog up and yadda, yadda, yadda. Come on, Bre. It's only once a year (well, actually, there's also Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, and sometimes New Year's that we dress up Belle).

Marceilla went to her parents' house for Easter! Yay! Whoa, this would be the first year that she didn't make us do some stupid egg hatching project with an incubator for Easter.

My last Easter in school. Depressing.

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Posted On: March 23, 2008
good article and so much like my house

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Posted On: March 23, 2008

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