Spring is just around the corner, and that means longer days, warmer weather — and Easter! And that means bunnies, chocolate, and decorating eggs.
You probably have memories of breaking out the egg-dyeing kits with your kids, where the fizzy little dye pellets turned your plain white eggs all shades of beautiful colors. Maybe you got creative and mixed the dyes, or went for a gradient effect by dip-dyeing.
But did you know that decorating eggs is an age-old tradition. All over the world, eggs are a symbol of new life and springtime, and represent the world waking from its winter slumber.
Plus, they’re tasty!
You can eat them at almost any time, and they combine well with almost any flavor, even spice, as seen in this heated-breakfast recipe.
Using what they had, people from all different cultures liked to decorate eggs, and their smooth surfaces made them perfect for creating designs both simple and complex.
Some had cultural or religious meaning, and some were just for fun! And as the traditions have evolved over time, people have been coming up with all kinds of new ways to create new and beautiful Easter eggs.
Check out some of the traditional and modern Easter eggs found all over the world below, and maybe you’ll get inspired to try some of these gorgeous designs yourself!