Easter eggs are particularly decorative eggs used in the celebration of Easter in Western countries. Traditionally, dyed eggs have been used. The modern custom is usually to use egg-shaped chocolate instead. Eggs are usually hidden in advance and then found by children. It is a symbol of Easter and a way to express friendship, love and good wishes. Christians use the egg as a metaphor for "the beginning of a new life" and a symbol of "the resurrection of Jesus and coming out of the stone tomb".
In France and Belgium, eggs are said to be dropped by clocks flying through the sky. In Christian tradition, church bells are silenced on the Friday before Easter in honor of Christ, who died in crucifixion, and then rung again on Easter morning to mark the rebirth of the Lord. Church bells, with wings, fly first to Rome and then back on Easter morning, dropping Easter eggs on the way.