Easter Candy

Symbol of abundance and breaking fast.

Many individuals fast during Lent, the season preceding Easter. When Easter arrives, the fasting is finished, and it’s time to feast on meats and sweets. While some candies, such as candy eggs, have symbolic meaning, the majority of candy is just a symbol of breaking the Lenten fast. Lent is, of course, the forty days leading up to Easter. Before Christianity, Lent was a time when no crops were grown. People would have to use up the produce from the previous season. This sometimes resulted in people eating less. The crops began to come in throughout the spring, and people were able to eat more food.

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