Though it may not top chocolate eggs in popularity, lamb is the most traditional of Easter eats. According to the Oxford Companion to Food, its significance is based both in Christianity and Paganism, when Easter did not exist but a celebration of the spring equinox did. In Christian theology, lamb symbolizes Jesus' self sacrifice as the "Lamb of God." But the concept of a sacrificial lamb dates back to Pagan times when lamb symbolized spring, as that was when lambs were ready for slaughter.
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I am a huge Lamb eater, tho it's way expensive to buy all the time and I too grew up eating it at Easter.
Tho I am Pagan now, then I was raised Christian...I honestly did not know of the history behind the Easter Meal... this is cool... :)
LOL... I knew the history behind the other foods mentioned in the article, just not the lamb part...LOL...
Am I the only one who honestly did not know this...???
Answer by janet116 at 12:01 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
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Answer by Kirs at 12:07 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
Growing up it was traditionally served at Easter in my family, but not anymore.
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Answer by dullscissors at 9:23 AM on Apr. 25, 2011
My DH & I had lamb for the first time; it seemed a little greasy; may have been the way I prepared it? I Know Christ did not eat ham, so I am trying to become more Christ-like........
Answer by turtldov at 2:05 PM on Apr. 25, 2011