Red Greek Easter Eggs- Kokkina Paschalina Avga

Red Greek Easter Eggs- Kokkina Paschalina Avga

Red eggs are perhaps the brightest symbol of Greek Easter, representing the blood of Christ and rebirth.


Red eggs are traditionally dyed on Holy Thursday. 

Here is a simple method that will make your eggs shiny and bright!


  • 1 x sachet of Greek red food dye
  • 2 x L (8 cups) of warm water
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white vinegar
  • 12 x eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • oil (for polishing)

Method →

  1. Combine the dye, one cup of the measured warm water, and the vinegar in a glass jug or bowl and stir to dissolve the dye. Add the dye mixture to a large saucepan with the remaining water and a pinch of salt.
  2. Wash the eggs well in cool water and add them to the saucepan in a single layer (or cook in two batches if necessary - if eggs are crowded in the pan they will not color evenly). Stir occasionally and very gently. Bring water to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, then gently remove the eggs and place them under cool water.
  3. Polish the eggs with a paper cloth and olive oil.
GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.

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