ADVERTISING FEATURE: Why we give Easter eggs

Tasty chocolate options.
Tasty chocolate options.

While eggs have long been associated with new life and rebirth, the practice of giving Easter eggs began in ancient Mesopotamia, when early Christians would dye eggs red in the memory of Jesus. 

The church adapted this and over the years, decorated and dyed eggs were given as gifts and blessed. In recent times, real eggs have been replaced with the chocolate kind brought by the Easter Bunny.