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!