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9 Things You Didn't Know About Easter Eggs

The practice of dyeing Easter eggs dates back as far as the thirteenth century. The thing is, no one is completely sure of where and why this tradition started. While we do know that Christians adopted this practice and applied their own theological symbolism to it, its exact origin story is hazy. To help you better understand why you spend so much time every year decorating Easter eggs, we’ve rounded up a few facts and theories so you can piece together the history of this brightly colored holiday tradition.