Did you ever wonder where the tradition of colored eggs at Easter
came from? Ancient cultures believed that the world began with an
enormous egg, and most cultures around the world today use the egg
as a symbol of new life and rebirth.
Long ago, long hard
winters often meant little food, and a fresh egg for Easter was
quite a prize. Decorating Easter eggs further enhanced their value
and became an art form centuries ago and continues today. Dyes made
from vegetables, edible flowers, fruits, coffee, tea, leaves, bark,
and roots were used to tint the eggs. Designs were created by wrapping
the eggs in ferns before tinting. The art progressed, with western
Europeans becoming expert at creating intricate patterns in vibrant
colors on the small eggs.
Today we all have our own methods
and traditions of dyeing eggs as part of the Easter celebration.
Wishing all of you a very happy Easter from Ovation!
Support the Rays as they open the 2012 MLB season at Tropicana Field
against the New York Yankees!
Tickets still available for
weekend games on Saturday (7:10pm) and Sunday (1:40pm).
Join in the fun on Friday at the
Opening Day Block Party
from Noon to 3:00pm on Central
, 13th to 15th Streets…..GO RAYS!!