Apr 20, 2006

Easter eggs Flubberwinkle style

According to Greek tradition, Holy Thursday is the day to dye Easter eggs. Good Friday is a no-no; do them either on Maundy Thursday or Saturday before Easter. The custom calls for deep red eggs symbolizing the blood of Christ. I'm not a stickler for detailed traditions but this particular one I adhere to faithfully because of its creativeness. The kids and I have done the solids, the polka dots, the crayon/tempera versions in the past, but for the last couple of years we've been dying the eggs "funky plaid style".

I'm agnostic but I like the version of Jesus being a rebel who was persecuted because of his radical teachings to change society. I think he would have liked funky eggs.