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23-Mar-2013 Jess H.M.2013

Story of an Egg

The ancient Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians, and Hindus all believed the world began with an enormous egg, thus the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for eons. The particulars may vary, but most cultures around the world use the egg as a symbol of new life and rebirth. A notation in the household accounts of Edward I of England showed an expenditure of eighteen pence for 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and colored for Easter gifts. The first book to mention Easter eggs by name was written five hundred years ago. Yet, a North African tribe that had become Christian much earlier in time had a custom of coloring eggs at Easter. Long hard winters often meant little food, and a fresh egg for Easter was quite a prize. Later, Christians abstained from eating meat during the Lenten season prior to Easter. Easter was the first chance to enjoy eggs and meat after the long abstinence.

~~Happy Easter ~~

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Graeme02-Apr-2013 09:10
A fabulous composition, Jess. A belated Happy Easter.V
bill friedlander31-Mar-2013 20:55
A wonderful, well thought out composition! Happy Ester to you, Jess! V
Guest 31-Mar-2013 20:25
excellent work Jess and a Happy Easter.
Buba Jafarli31-Mar-2013 18:47
Excellent work! Happy Easter to you Jess! V.
John Reynolds LRPS31-Mar-2013 17:24
Great image, Jess and thanks for the history. V.
Sam Rua31-Mar-2013 17:10
Very creative comp, Jess. Well done. And nice info as well. Thank you for that.
Jim Coffman31-Mar-2013 16:23
Very well done and most informative!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)31-Mar-2013 16:17
Nice photo and story.V