Easter and the Egg – Most of us have grown up with the Easter Egg; brightly dyed and decorated hard boiled eggs that make their way eventually into our salads and the ever famous “Deviled Egg” (interesting choice of names right?).
But did you know that the tradition of painting hard-boiled eggs during springtime predates Christianity? Iranians and others have decorated eggs on Nowruz, the Iranian New Year that falls on the spring equinox for thousands of years. Before Christians celebrated the resurrection of Jesus, some ancient pagans in Europe observed the Spring Equinox as the return of the sun God ― a rebirth of light and an emergence from the lean winter. For Christians, the Easter egg is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Greek Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches traditionally dye eggs red in spring to represent the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross.
In many cultures around the world, the egg is a symbol of new life, fertility and rebirth. And isn’t that just what we all need right now? After a hard year of COVID shut downs, loss, sickness, stress and division don’t we all need a little rebirth?
The simple egg, this symbol of rebirth, is a reminder to look forward with hope for the coming year; to rebuild, reconnect and yes, REJOICE! This Easter as you crack your hard boiled egg or unwrap your chocolate treat, take a moment to reflect on all we have been through together as a community and a country and look FORWARD to all the great things yet to come.
Food for Thought,
Easter is Sunday, April 4th, and we have a wonderful menu for you, being served all day starting with Brunch! Make your reservations early by calling 386-402-8861 ext 1!