Thursday, March 29, 2018

Happy Easter

The Pavlidis family children paint hard boiled eggs red and crack them as part of their custom to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter. (about 1995)  Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ, shed on the Cross, and the hard shell of the egg symbolizes the sealed Tomb of Christ—the cracking of which symbolizes his resurrection from the dead.
Happy Easter!  #ThrowbackThursday
Source: Preserving the Past Collection,  J. W. Payne Collection at Mill Park Library, Yarra Plenty Regional Library

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