What is the reason for eggs at easter?
Eggs were once used in fertility rites in the ancient pagan religions of long ago. They symbolize fertility for obvious reasons. When the then new religion of Christianity was trying to change everyones beliefs, the incorporated a lot of the pagan symbols so that the common people wouldn't have such a hard time making the switch. The word Easter comes from the pagan holiday called Ostara. Ostara's symbols were bunnies, chicks, any flower that grows by bulb and eggs and it's colors were yellow, pink, light blue and light green. Ostara was the Pagan holiday that was on the 1st full moon after the vernal equinox. Easter is the 1st sunday after the 1st full moon after the vernal equinox. See any similarities?
Egg, which is a symbol of fertility, rebirth and continuity of life is a vital part of this grand meal for their consumption was forbidden during the holy season of Lent. These Easter eggs painted in bright hues and carried in the Easter baskets to church for traditional Easter Saturday blessings, in fact reflects the cheer and delight of the holy day. To know more about Easter eggs, you can have a look at this site where you will get enough ideas on Easter!
what does the comment "sounds like the idea of a drunk man to me" have to do with any of this? All of the above reasons for why there are eggs at Easter time are facts. NONE of it is made up. Why does that sound like a drunk man's idea? Are you that ignorant?
sounds like the idea of a drunk man to me
it symbolizes purity and fertility.