Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Truth About Easter Eggs

No. No, they're not. 

In the days before Henry VIII stamped out Christianity in England, eggs were listed along with meat in the Church's disciplinary regulations as foods to be avoided during the whole of Lent. On Easter Sunday, after Mass, the parishes of England would celebrate with a big breakfast (break-fast) of eggs and preserved meats: bacon and eggs, ham and eggs, sausage and eggs. 

When Henry VIII and Elizabeth I slaughtered tens of thousands of Englishmen and destroyed their churches, their religion was extirpated, but the springtime egg custom remained--even though everybody had forgotten its meaning. 

That's all that there is to it.

H/T to my FB friend, Kevin Orlin Johnson


Sal Mangano said...

just so you know, that is not a real book. That is a parody website.

Soutenus said...

I know -- I thought it was a brilliant "attention-getter" though!

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