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Easter eggs

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Easter eggs are also called Paschal eggs and are decorated eggs. They are common used during the Easter season. You can have chicken eggs dyed or painted, ostrich eggs, chocolate eggs or plastic eggs.

When you use chicken eggs you hard boil the eggs before dying or painting. Before all this artificial colors, the eggs were boiled in onion peel (brown), walnut nutshell (black), beet juice (pink), etc.

A greater variety of color was often provided by tying on the onion skin with different colored woolen yarn.

In the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, Easter eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Christ and the cracking symbolized his resurrection from the dead.

In Bucovina we have Traditional Painted eggs with Traditional patterns. These eggs are part of the Easter custom and accompany the Traditional Easter foods.

On Easter, you can decorate your house with eggs. You can decorate the trees and bushes in your garden or the wells with eggs.

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46 thoughts on “Easter eggs”

  1. We coloured our eggs last year with red onions and the came out a lovely deep red. Then with sharp tools we etched into the surface patterns – showing up as almost gold in colour. Very pretty. Now I am in France, I think it is a tradition we might try and do here as they look so nice.

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