Coloured eggs have been known in Egypt for more than 1,000 years. In the western world, red has been the traditional colour for eggs since the 13th century. It is the colour of the blood of Christ, of life, of victory and of joie de vivre. In Eastern Europe, golden eggs are more common than a sign of preciousness. Until today there are many different basic colours for the Easter egg, which have grown out of different meanings. The discovery of a painted egg from the fourth century A.D. suggests an old tradition of egg painting.

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