1. rabbit run, 2. crafting 365 - day 48, 3. Broken Path series 700, 4. Brooch, 5. a mother's hands, 6. Wilford, 7. samiam, 8. goldfilled chicks, 9. Star of David, 10. Passover, 11. Fatima's Hand Ring (2008, IT) Ring 132.9, 12. Victorian Egg Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Eggs are important in both the Easter and Passover traditions. In fact the Greek word for Easter is pascha, which is closely related to the Aramaic /Hebrew word pesach or Passover.
Because the eating of eggs was forbidden during Lent, they were brought to the table on Easter Day, coloured red to symbolize the Easter joy. This custom [probably has] its origin in [ancient pagan rites which] celebrated the return of spring. (1)
In the Jewish tradition, the roasted egg represents the Temple offerings and its burning reflects the loss at the Temple’s destruction. Although it is never eaten during the Seder, some believe that prosperity will follow the person who secures the egg after the ceremony. (2)
And of course the egg is universally considered one of spring's symbols of renewal, re birth and re generation.
I wish you all the spirit of these messages, no matter your beliefs. For me spring is a time to sweep away old, worn out habits; possessions or thought patterns - which in turn creates room for new growth; opportunities and sweetness. Celebrate the possibilities!