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greggd12

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Hey guys, what's this tradition all about? Does cracking eggs mean anything or is it just a fun game?
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
It's symbolic of Jesus's resurrection. He rose out of the tomb, just the same as we crack the shell (the tomb) to get the egg out. There is a game associated with it, as well. We take turns cracking the ends of the eggs together, and the winner is the one whose egg stays intact. Folklare tradition says they are also blessed with good luck. :)

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It's symbolic of Jesus's resurrection. He rose out of the tomb, just the same as we crack the shell (the tomb) to get the egg out. There is a game associated with it, as well. We take turns cracking the ends of the eggs together, and the winner is the one whose egg stays intact. Folklare tradition says they are also blessed with good luck. :)

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True! It's a fun game with a lot of significance. Here's a link that explains a bit more: https://greekreporter.com/2012/04/13/the-symbolism-of-cracking-red-eggs-on-easter/
 

cwieg43

New member
I think it’s just fun to crack them
 

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