Did you know the practice of color-dying eggs goes back thousands of years to the Egyptians? And that the ancient Persians also colored eggs by painting them for their new year celebration? We didn’t!!
Eggs symbolize new life and fresh beginnings in many cultures. Now we understand why we exchange eggs at Easter.
Dolley Madison, the wife of the fourth president of the United States, established a fun tradition of children rolling Easter eggs in Washington, D.C. Now, every year on Easter Monday, the President’s wife sponsors the National White House Egg Roll on the White House Lawn.
The bright colors used for painting eggs represent Spring sunlight. We like using lively colors because they make us happy when we look at them. We hope you’ll enjoy the way we colored our eggs this year! If you’d like to read about how some other cultures decorate their Easter eggs, click here.
On Easter Monday, in honor of the National White House Lawn Egg Roll, Serge will tell us about a different kind of fun Easter egg!
This posting is written by Computious® – The Everyday Sage of the Digital Age! –friend of DotComplicated, Serge deFault, and sister to MeiMei. Other friends include Sweet & Sour the Pig, C.C the Cat, PingPong the Panda, and Elman the Elephant. What a group of characters