There's a quote that those of us in design and color use often. It's from Henry Ford, and he said when asked about color options for cars "the customer can have any color he wants so long as it's black". It's kind of like Easter Eggs for a Greek Orthodox kid, "you can have any color you want so long as it's red". It's not easy being a Greek kid at Easter time. Your Easter falls a week to four weeks later than the "other Easter". Chocolate bunnies are hard to come by, the dinner includes a soup that is made with lamb guts, and your eggs only come in one color! Happy Easter. Well actually, Χριστός Ανέστη. Christ is Risen.
There are probably many stories about the meaning of the red eggs at Easter. The one that I have always heard since I was young has Mary Magdalene as the central character (this was way before the DaVinci Code made her even more intriguing). In my book she always played an important role, because of the red egg connection, so the DaVinci Code just hooked me from the get go!
Story has it that Mary Magdalene had a basket of eggs which she took to Jesus' tomb on Easter morning. When she arrived she discovered the tomb was empty and met with the risen Lord along a road near the tomb. As a sign that it was truly Jesus, the eggs turned red. Makes sense, I like it, and my Easter eggs red please.
What other stories are out there for the significance of the red eggs?