|The Kalajian family's Teereet|
Lucine noted the following:
"Armenians customarily served tirit following Lent on the Saturday before Easter, and on Easter Sunday after the egg competitions are done.
... the egg is a pagan symbol of rebirth, widely used in spring festivals before its adoption by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.
Friend Arevig Caprielian, born in Armenia, tells that the "red" coloring of the eggs symbolizes the blood of Christ. In Armenia on Easter, after the egg competitions, families plant the cracked egg shells into the earth."
Tirit (Egg salad) From Lucine Kasbarian
Ingredients:6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
1/4 bunch parsley, finely chopped
Chopped scallions optional
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Directions:Mix all of the ingredients together. Serve immediately.