Mosaic Monday

Hello! Sorry to be away last week - I had surgery last Monday. Granted, not the best way to spend "spring break" but, my hubby was home to care for me and the kids. (he was VERY READY to return to work today). As much as I hate to sit still, it was nice to relax for a bit - but now, back to reality! Since I did not blog on Easter, my mosaic for the day is to commemorate the holiday! Enjoy!

Mosaic Monday: 4/25/11

Did you know?
(source: Wikipedia)

* Easter eggs are given to celebrate Easter or springtime.

* The egg is a symbol of the rebirth of the Earth in celebrations of spring and was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.

* The oldest tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with candy.

* The egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out.

* The ancient Zoroastrians painted eggs for Nowrooz, their New Year celebration, which falls on the Spring equinox. The Nawrooz tradition has existed for at least 2,500 years. The sculptures on the walls of Persepolis show people carrying eggs for Nowrooz to the king.

* At the Jewish Passover Seder, hard-boiled eggs called Beitzah, are dipped in salt water, and symbolize Hashlamim, the festival peace-offerings sacrificed at the Temple in Jerusalem to be eaten on Erev Pesach.

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


Robin Norgren said...

very interesting tidbits about Easter eggs!

Amanda said...

lovely collection! :)

Ululani Photos said...

Love the egg's!! And the facts are very interesting as well :)

Mrs Linee said...

Lovely Indeed - great collection and colours