Πασχαλινά αυγά! Easter eggs!

Easter eggs in Greece are actual eggs (rather than chocolate ones) that we die them with different colours. On Easter Sunday we each get one of the coloured eggs. In pairs we will try and smash the other persons egg without damaging our own. The one with the egg that lasts the longest is the winner! Whilst we are playing one says to the other ” Jesus Christ has risen” and the other one replies “truly He has” whilst taking his/her turn. Traditionally we die the eggs red, although in the past few years and with a number of techniques improved technologically, we have seen everything! From every colour of the rainbow to glitter and shinny! Of course these are edible dies, as we normally eat the egg.

This year and whilst in Greece for the Easter season, we died the eggs with my mum on Good Thursday (tradition has it that everyone dies them on Good Thursday). We chose to make them the way she used to do when we were little. It involves collecting leaves and cutting old tights. This is what we did in pictures!

Chronia Polla everyone! To many year to follow!

“Na ste kala” (may you are well) wherever you are!

5 thoughts on “Πασχαλινά αυγά! Easter eggs!

  1. Καλό Πάσχα I did think about dying eggs this year for the first time but my son is a little too young to understand, next year though I intend to try it out. Great post, have shared it on my facebook page as I’ve been looking for posts on Greek Easter.

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