My older 3 boys have a Greek heritage and I love so many of the traditions of the Greek Orthodox. I’m not particular about celebrating Orthodox Easter, but I do make sure and incorporate the Greek Easter traditions into our regular Easter celebration.
How to Naturally Dye Eggs a Crimson Red
- Dry “paper skins” from yellow onions. (from about 5-10 yellow onions)
- Water to cover eggs
- 2 TB white vinegar.
These photos aren’t edited – this is the real color of the eggs! I will never go back to food coloring again- God’s natural colors are so much more vibrant!!
*Note: as long as I use yellow onion skins, they come out nice and red, getting “yellow” onion skin is important to the color.
Another bonus – the color doesn’t come off on hands.
After Easter dinner, we go around the room, cracking the eggs against each other to see who’s egg can “win”. As we do so, we remember:
“And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.”
He is no longer there, He is risen!