INTERPRETATIONS of the origins of chocolate Easter eggs were explained to children at a special service in Llandudno United Welsh Church.

Rev Dylan Rhys, said: “It was the time to reflect on Easter events and it’s is a remarkable fact 65 per cent of people associate Easter with chocolate eggs, and only 12 per cent thought it related to Jesus being crucified and resurrected.”

He added: “Some people saw the chocolate egg like the stone that was used to close Jesus' grave. To others the empty egg means the empty grave, where we remember the resurrection, but it is also a symbol of new life in Christ.”

At the end of the service the children were presented with chocolate eggs.