Easter is a festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which according to the New Testament occurred on the third day of his burial following his crucifixion. For many people the world over Easter is also a celebration of the spring season – the beginning of new life all around! In fact, the word Easter itself has its origin in Eostre or Ostara, the Germanic goddess of Spring.
The Easter Egg is one of the most familiar symbols of Easter, the egg being an age-old metaphor for rebirth and renewal of life. From a Christian perspective, the egg symbolises the resurrection of Jesus Christ – it looks devoid of life when viewed externally, but ensconced within lies a new life form awaiting emergence into the world.
Read more about the Easter Egg and a recipe for Goan Marzipan Easter Eggs in my article at…
I wish you and your dear ones a Happy Easter!
– Narendra Nayak © 2018