Decorated eggs in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Getty Images
Decorated eggs in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Getty Images
Lisa Lim
Opinion

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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Egg decorating is one of the oldest decorative arts, not just an Easter activity

  • Decorated ostrich eggs found in South Africa date from 65,000 to 55,000 years ago and were likely used as water containers
  • In Chinese culture, red eggs figure at important birthdays, such as a baby’s first month or first year, to symbolise joy and new life

Decorated eggs in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Getty Images
Decorated eggs in Krakow, Poland. Photo: Getty Images
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