Pardon my dumb question..... You do have to have white eggs to dye, right? Our chickens all lay varying colors of brown eggs, no white.
how long before Easter does your family dye Easter eggs? - Page 2
Sometime the week before. We like to dye with natural ingredients, so this gives us some time to experiment and try new plants each year. Lots of fun to see what colors come up with fruits, herbs and veggies! We also grow some Easter grass a couple of weeks before to display the eggs out of wheat, kamut, lentil, barley and other grains.
Married to Rick 17 years, Son 14, Daughter 11, Son 7 and Baby #4 due 10/11!
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We adults do a few the night before to put in the kids easter baskets and to hide for the hunt and if we happen to have a hill near by to use for the great egg roll. Then the kids do more at our spring party, which is almost always on Easter Sunday. But DS loves the colored eggs, so we usually save some of the dye tablets for making marbled eggs throughout the year.
I have never heard that eggs were a symbol of the resurrection and I used to go church a lot as a kid, even catholic church. They are about as Christian to me as a chocolate Easter Bunny. Who knew?
Eggs were a traditional symbol of fertility in Pagan culture. The majority of the symbolism associated with Easter were traditionally pagan symbols, the Eggs, the Rabbit, the baskets of plenty, even the name (possibly taken from the goddess of Spring, Eostre). All of these long predate the conversion of the European heathens by the catholic church. (http://www.thercg.org/books/ttooe.html#c) I'm just saying.