Why is Easter celebrated with eggs? What to know about the holiday's origins and how it's changed

The exact origins of using eggs as part of Easter celebrations are unclear, but it likely has pagan roots related to springtime and new life.

Christians began using eggs as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the egg representing the tomb from which Christ emerged.

In the early days of Christianity, eggs were dyed red to represent the blood of Christ.

The tradition of decorating Easter eggs spread throughout Europe, with different regions developing their own unique styles and techniques.

Chocolate eggs became popular in the 19th century, with the first mass-produced chocolate eggs made in Germany in the 1800s.

Today, Easter eggs are often given as gifts and used in Easter egg hunts for children.

The White House has held an Easter egg roll on its lawn since 1878.

In some cultures, Easter eggs are cracked against each other to see whose egg will remain unbroken, with the winner receiving good luck.

The Easter egg hunt tradition may have originated in Germany, where children would look for hidden eggs left by the Easter bunny.

While Easter egg symbolism may have changed over time, the holiday remains an important time for Christians to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.