What on earth has chocolate got to do with Easter?
This has always baffled me and I am sure it has you, however the traditional (or religious) meaning behind Easter is behind the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
So what has Chocolate eggs got to do with it? Originally was not allowed by the church during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week).
Any eggs that were ‘laid’ that week were then decorated and presented to children as gifts.
Throughout time this evolved, with the Victorians adapting the tradition to decorate ‘satin-filled’ cardboard eggs with Easter gifts. It wasn’t until the 19th Century that both France & Germany began to introduce the first chocolate eggs.
As the majority of us are ‘sweet-toothed’, this is where the popularity rose to the tradition of providing Chocolate eggs once a year (or more in other peoples cases).
My two girls are getting very excited about Easter; especially my youngest who is a chocoholic.
Easter is a great time to celebrate as well, given the Bank Holiday it falls on so we tend to with an ‘Easter-themed’ event every year!
Unsure of what your plans are for Easter?
Why not pop down to Orange Square Bar in Haywards Heath for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Sunday 1st April 2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/211726296045685/?active_tab=about
It’s Free Entry all night and all the fun begins from 8PM onwards.