I read on Catholic Icing about the tradition of dying eggs and found it interesting so I browsed around. According to tradition, some time after the Resurrection of Christ, St. Mary Magdalen went to the Emperor tiberius Caesar and announced to him that Christ had risen from the dead and explained how this all took place. After she finished Tiberius notice a man next to him holding a basket of eggs. Tiberius challened Mary that if what she said was true, then the white eggs in the baseket should be turned into red eggs. And, indeed they were.
If you have 100% silk ties to get rid of... we'll take them! :D