Where did the practice of dyeing Easter eggs begin?
B. The Netherlands
In Greece, where the practice of dyeing eggs for Easter originated, the custom is a deeply felt religious ritual. The eggs are dyed on Holy Thursday, the Thursday preceding Orthodox Easter Sunday, (this year on April 16), and are eaten after midnight mass on Holy Saturday as a way of breaking the Lenten fast. In Greece, Easter eggs are always dyed red, symbolizing the blood of Jesus Christ, while the egg itself represents life and regeneration. Happy Easter!