Next week it will officially be Springtime! In our house, we celebrate Ostara, or the Vernal Equinox–most commonly known as the First Day of Spring.
In Greek myth, this is the day where the Goddess Persephone returns from her six-month stay in the Underworld to rejoin her mother, Demeter–and her joy brings forth the crops and bounty of the Earth. Springtime–and Easter–are traditional celebrations of fertility, and so the egg is an obvious symbol. Sprouted seeds are another symbol that we tend to include–especially since we’ve started keeping a vegetable garden.
There’s lots of things that you can color eggs with besides conventional (chemical!) store-bought dyes. Also, you can celebrate with egg symbols without actually using or eating eggs. Here are a few ideas I’ve tried: