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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cultural diversity on Easter eggs



Over a great area of Europe and the East many colours are used to dye eggs, red is by far the most popular. In 900BC they were exchanged by the Chinese at spring festivals. 
Today in Britain they are used in Easter games such as egg-rolling. 
In Romania, where red painted eggs are called love apples, and 
in Slovenia they represent love and health. 
In Hungary, Where the name for Easter eggs is piros tojas or red eggs, 
and in Russia, Yugoslavia and Greece they represent the blood lost by Christ.

FOOD COLOUR AND APPEARANCE | J.B. Hutchings
Photography by: luz

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