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02-04-2012 : EASTER EGGS

The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life as Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead.

People used to give gifts of eggs which where carved from wood or precious stones.

The first edible eggs were given as gifts in the last 100 years and where made from sugar or marzipan.

In the United States egg rolling is a popular game played at Easter time and is usually done with coloured eggs.

One of the most well known egg rolling events is held on the lawn of the White House in Washington DC.

Perhaps the most expensive eggs ever given as gift was the Faberge Egg these eggs where made of precious metals and decorated with enamel and gem stones.

If you love chocolate Easter Eggs then book a Canal Boat Holiday from Alvechurch and enjoy a visit to the Cadbury World Chocolate Factory in Bournville.

Take a tour and see the your favourite chocolate being made.

Visit the museum to learn about the history of chocolate from the Aztecs to present day.

On your Canal Boat Holiday on the Kennet And Avon Canal visit the Roald Dahl Museum in Aylesbury and learn all about the works of the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


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