The history of Easter eggsDyeing eggs dates back thousands of years before the rise of Christianity, but why are they a part of the holy holiday? Let's unveil the colorful history of Easter eggs.
Sun worshippers in the region now known as Ukraine created intricately decorated eggs covered with nature symbols; they called the craft pysanky and used the eggs in springtime religious ceremonies.
Easter celebrations; these were the first Easter eggs.
Edward I of England (known for ordering the execution of a Scottish hero) ordered 450 very extravagant Easter eggs, which were exchanged by members of the royal household.
Chocolate eggs began to gain popularity, and a British candy company became a major producer; new styles, designs and fillings were introduced over the years.
A New Jersey druggist, who had become well known for his powdered-egg dye formula, founded Townley's Easter Egg Dye. He soon changed the name to PAAS (what's the origin of that name?).