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Easter Eggs Portsmouth VA

Looking for Easter Eggs in Portsmouth? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Portsmouth that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Easter Eggs in Portsmouth.

Walmart Supercenter
(757) 399-1795
1098 Fredrick Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(757) 399-6150
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(757) 397-8812
1503 London Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(757) 488-8014
5610 Portsmouth Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM

Bottom Dollar Food
(757) 626-3936
2401 Colley Ave
Norfolk, VA
Store Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM, 7 days a week

Food Lion
(757) 483-0480
5734 Churchland Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Lee Supermarket
(757) 397-3804
1820 Elm Ave
Portsmouth, VA
 
Food Lion
(757) 487-1304
2012 Victory Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 6 AM - 11 PM

Farm Fresh Supermarket
(757) 488-3916
4000 Victory Blvd
Portsmouth, VA
 
Bottom Dollar Food
(757) 483-4893
3935 Twin Pines Road
Portsmouth, VA
Store Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM, 7 days a week

Farm Fresh Supermarket
(757) 625-1507
730 West 21St St
Norfolk, VA
 

Easter on the Net - Easter Eggs

Of all the symbols associated with Easter the egg, the symbol of fertility and new life, is the most identifiable. The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries.

Originally Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and were used in Easter-egg rolling contests or given as gifts. After they were colored and etched with various designs the eggs were exchanged by lovers and romantic admirers, much the same as valentines. In medieval time eggs were traditionally given at Easter to the servants. In Germany eggs were given to children along with other Easter gifts.

Different cultures have developed their own ways of decorating Easter eggs. Crimson eggs, to honor the blood of Christ, are exchanged in Greece. In parts of Germany and Austria green eggs are used on Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday). Slavic peoples decorate their eggs in special patterns of gold and silver.

Austrian artists design patterns by fastening ferns and tiny plants around the eggs, which are then boiled. The plants are then removed revealing a striking white pattern. The Poles and Ukrainians decorate eggs with simple designs and colors. A number of eggs are made in the distinctive manner called pysanki (to design, to write).

Pysanki eggs are a masterpiece of skill and workmanship. Melted beeswax is applied to the fresh white egg. It is then dipped in successive baths of dye. After each dip wax is painted o...

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