Red eggs is a tradition linked to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
There are two versions of the story:
- The first says that when Mary Magdalene saw Christ resurrected the boiled eggs she had with her to share with some other women turned red.
- The second says that when Mary Magdalene informed the Emperor of Rome that Jesus Christ resurrected he laughed and told her that if so the eggs on the table will turn red, and that's what happened.
Today eggs are shared on Easter as a symbol of resurrection. In orthodox tradition the eggs can be richly decorated or simply with the cross and the letters IC XC NI KA , abbreviation for Jesus Christ the Savior.