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 on Orthodox Easter, but I do make sure and incorporate the Greek Easter traditions into our regular Easter celebration.
I wrote about how I enjoy traditions and feel they are very important, but, I also like to keep them simple. Dyeing eggs red has a great meaning, plus, it simplifies the egg dyeing tradition. We only need red eggs. We dye our Easter eggs red to represent the blood of Christ.
Naturally Dyed Red Eggs
- 5-10 peels (Dry skin from) yellow onions
- 8-12 eggs
- Water to cover
- 2 tablespoon white vinegar
- Add all ingredients to a pot, boil for 30 minutes. Check the eggs: if they the right shade, remove them and cool. If you want them to darken, allow to cool in the water and then place in the refrigerator, (still in the water with onion skins) overnight. Optional: Rub the eggs with olive oil to keep them vibrant.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!!