We consistently hear that the only reason that eggs are included in Easter holiday celebrations is because of pagan holidays that were included into the Easter Celebration of the Christian church. Well, there is also the fact that eggs play an important part of the Passover Seder. Shoot, you can find that out by simply looking at the USDA site on Egg safety for both Passover and Easter. The coloration of the eggs is a portion taken from Pagan ritual, but the eggs themselves have always been an important part of both Passover and Easter celebrations. When Christians began to celebrate Easter they used some of the Passover ritual as the two largely coincide. Later as Pagans were being worked to be included they used coloration and hiding as part of the ritual, but it is not the only significance of the egg in this. The egg in the original Christian celebrations of Easter were a representation of Christ's burial and the mourning that followed. Much of this significance was lost as Christians attempted to separate the religions, and symbology lost some of its meaning. Many Christians do not understand the importance of eggs in that holiday because of this separation, and much of the meaning lost is significant. So Christians. As you celebrate your holiday today, do not be ashamed of the eggs ritual. You can inform your children why eggs are part of the symbolizing of the holiday without being embarrassed and misinformed on the subject. Happy Easter ALL!