Easter egg colors and what they symbolize

Just as the various foods in the Ukrainian Easter Basket are symbolic, so are the colors that are used on krashanky and pysanky Although the interpretation of color significance can be different from person to person, there are some generally accepted meanings associated with certain colors. In the Ukrainian tradition, Easter egg colors symbolize:
  • White - Purity and innocence
  • Green — Hope and renewal
  • Brown — Happiness
  • Yellow — Wisdom and recognition
  • Orange - Strength, endurance and ambition
  • Red - Happiness, hope and passion
  • Blue — Wishes for good health
  • Purple - The royal color symbolizing faith and trust
  • Black - Remembrance for the dead.