Holy Thursday: Meaning of the Red Eggs

Ever wondered why at all Greek Easter tables, there are red eggs placed beautifully in mom’s favourite dish?

If you don’t know why or what the symbolism is, check our image below!

According to greek Orthodox tradition, eggs are to be dyed on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the Last Supper, the final meal which Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion.

Fun fact of the day: There is a game played with the red eggs on Easter Sunday. The game is called ‘tsougrisma’ and involves two players and two eggs. Each player holds a red egg, and one taps the end his/her egg lightly against the end of the other player’s egg. The goal is to crack the opponents egg.

The player who successfully cracks the eggs of the other players is declared the winner and is believed to have good luck for the rest of the year!

We wish you a blessed Holy Thursday!

Infographic compiled and designed by Sotiris Stergiou