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Easter Eggs

John Swallow attempts to discover what people know about the tradition of eggs at Easter. Is it a Pagan or Christian religious symbol or is it just good for the food trade?

Non-Fiction 1967 2 mins

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We don't really think that the Pagans of pre Christian Britain would have celebrated the coming of Spring by unwrapping a chocolate Easter egg but the tradition certainly goes back a long way. John Swallow asks people in Birmingham where they think this annual custom comes from.