Photographer's Note

I dedicate this photo to Branco, "Vasa" who loves all animals, and who gets heart-broken, when he sees hens for instance, intended for the pot !
These hens are in the open-air museum of Kerhinet, and are there to enjoy life and entertain visitors !
As hens and eggs are a symbol of Easter, I thought of posting this photo to wish you all a HAPPY EASTER!
Don't eat too many chocolate eggs and hens, and try to buy organic chocolate, produced through Fair Trade !

Why are hens and eggs associated with Easter ? Anybody is welcome to give his or her version!
Well, I suppose it's associated with spring and fertile rebirth which the egg is a symbol of.
Ludo-Polpo56 has confirmed this version, and tells us the tradition goes back to Antiquity, Persia, and even China.
Philippe-Papagolf21 tells us about more recent times, when the Christian Religion used to forbid the consumption of eggs during Lent. So, as there was a surplus by Easter time, they were eaten in all ways, given away as presents, decorated to celebrate the rebirth of Christ.
2WS

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