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Infographic: A Timeline Showing The History Of The Easter Egg

15/03/2016 08:51 GMT | Updated 15/03/2016 09:59 GMT

Chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday are as egg-spected as rain over the entire four-day weekend.

And whether you’re egg-cited for a massive pile of treats to indulge in a full day choc-a-thon, or fancy cracking into something a touch more grown-up, you know there’s an egg out there that’ll make your inner Easter Bunny hop around with joy.

But where did the whole chocolate egg thing come from? Why the Easter tradition of tying up hollowed out cocoa with colourful ribbons and bright boxes?

Here’s everything you need to know, from the first Christians taking up the egg as a symbol of Christ, to the bonkers, bursting market we know today.

A Timeline Showing The History Of The Easter Egg

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