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Why We Dye Eggs Red for Easter



There exists a tradition which makes Mary Magdalene out to be the originator of the custom of using red eggs on Easter day. Magdalene went to Rome to preach the Gospel and appearing before the Emperor Tiberius, offered him a red egg, saying: CHRIST IS RISEN.” Tiberius, who was skeptical over the woman’s sayings, told Magdalene that if she was telling the truth, then his egg would turn red. At that point the egg had turned blood red, and so began her preaching.

Learning of this offering by Mary Magdalene, the early Christians imitated her, presenting each other with eggs.


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