The Easter egg:origins and meaning
The egg ofEaster today it immediately makes us think of the egg ofchocolate with surprise inside, but it is an ancient traditional symbol in many cultures, even among the Persian peoples, among the Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese.
During Easter, the first Christians used to paint the eggs red, in memory of the blood of Christ, and then decorate them with sacred symbols and crosses.
Until a few decades ago, during Lent, in addition to not eating meat, it was also forbidden to eat eggs. For this reason the faithful, in order not to waste them, used to boil and paint them and then give them away. This tradition was born in the Middle Ages in Germany, where eggs were wrapped in leaves and flowers to color them naturally.
A further evolution of the tradition took place in more recent centuries when, in the richest classes, the reproductions of eggs became real works of art, made with precious metals and finely decorated, to be given to each other on the occasion. of Easter. Some of the most valuable specimens of this type are the works of the goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé who made for the Russian tsars between 1885 and 1917, in gold or other precious metals, these eggs that inside them kept gifts as precious as their container.
Finally, the birth of the chocolate egg was due to the Dutch pastry shop Van Hauten, who in 1828 conceived a concave mold to allow the creation of thin eggs, hollow inside so as to be able to insert a small surprise.
Today chocolate Easter eggs are one of the most awaited Easter delights and alongside the traditional ones, there are many special and innovative ones: one better than the other!
In order not to arrive unprepared, and above all not to have your favorite egg run out, this year too you can order the chocolate egg to crack with a fist online and receive it comfortably at your home or wherever you prefer