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Easter is probably the most important holiday in Greece. It's especially important to the Greek Orthodox Christian religion.

Each year on the Thursday before Easter Sunday, Greeks dye hard-boiled eggs red as an Easter tradition. It symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.

On Easter Sunday, Greek families place these red dyed hard-boiled eggs on their feast tables.. Then, everyone takes an egg and clinks it against everyone's eggs. The person whose egg breaks LAST is believed to have good luck that year.

I also discovered that the Greeks rub the eggs with a paper towel that is dipped in olive oil after the eggs have been dyed red. The olive oil gives the eggs a shiny look.

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  • Updated Dec 18, 2008
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