Profile America — Monday, April 9th. Yesterday was Easter Sunday — the most joyous day of the year for Christians, who celebrated the story of the resurrection. Part of the festivities of the last few days involved colored Easter eggs — the symbol of new life. Such decorated eggs have been part of spring rituals for many centuries, and many regions of the world have developed complex traditional patterns of art painted on the shells. But in many homes, people are now faced with an over abundance of hard boiled eggs to contend with. That's why this is the first day of National Egg Salad Week. Each year, Americans eat an average of 173 eggs, plus 73 more in processed foods. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America—People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: United States Department of Agriculture, Resource Library Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217
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