Why Do We Eat Easter egg chocolate and Bunny chocolate at Easter?
Easter— a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Many Christians will spend time at church in thought, prayer and celebration of Jesus Christ's life, and may get together with friends and family for a special meal.
There are also some more modern traditions to mark Easter which are very common - such as Easter eggs, the Easter bunny and chocolate.
Why do we have easter egg chocolate?
The earliest Easter eggs were hen or duck eggs decorated at home in bright colours with vegetable dye and charcoal. Orthodox Christians and many cultures continue to dye Easter eggs, often decorating them with flowers.
The 17th and 18th centuries saw the manufacture of egg-shaped toys, which were given to children at Easter. The Victorians had cardboard, 'plush' and satin covered eggs filled with Easter gifts and chocolates.
The first chocolate eggs appeared in France and Germany in the 19th Century, but they were bitter and hard.
As chocolate-making techniques improved, hollow eggs like the ones we have today were developed.
They very quickly became popular and remain a favourite tradition with chocolate-lovers today.
Today's Easter Market
The Easter egg market is one of the most exciting confectionary markets, with new ranges and presentations attracting more consumers every year. The Easter Egg gift market reaches all ages of the population - young and old alike, also Easter egg chocolate are popular.