Christos Anesti !
My favorite is this: "Mary Magdalene was the first one to see Jesus risen from the dead and she went around the world to spread the happy news. She reached Rome and Emperor Tiberius’s palace. According to the tradition, everyone visiting him was supposed to carry a gift to the Emperor.
"The rich people were carrying expensive gifts while the poor ones offered whatever they could afford. Mary Magdalene took an egg to Tiberius’s palace and handed it to the Emperor with the following greeting: ‘Christ has risen from the dead!’ The Emperor could not believe what he heard and responded: ‘How could anyone ever rise from the dead?! It is as impossible as that white egg to turn red right now!’
“While Tiberius was talking, the egg in Mary Magdalene’s hands started changing its color until it finally became bright red. The Easter greeting ever since has remained ‘Christ has risen from the dead’ and Christians all over the world color eggs in red (and various other colors) for Easter to celebrate their belief in the resurrection.”
P.S. The red eggs are also delightfully featured in this video, including the traditional tapping of one’s egg against the eggs of another person. youtube.com/watch?v=iuczNQonTXQ&feature=related