We have all dyed Easter eggs the traditional way with store bought food colors. This year try something different using your leftover onionskins. That’s right! No need to buy anything. So easy to make. Just save the skins from yellow onions put them into a pot of water with your eggs, and voila! You will have beautiful and uniquely colored eggs that you can use in your egg-cracking contest, another fun Armenian tradition.
The recipe and egg-cracking instructions are included in the children’s book, Mariam’s Easter Parade. In this lighthearted story, Mariam might be too small to help with the Easter preparations, but she is clever enough to celebrate with her own special parade!
The book is based on life in “the old country” in the early 1900s. Easter is a major holiday for the Armenia people. Not only do they celebrate their Christian religion, but they also mark the occasion with food, festivities, and egg-fighting contests.