Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Easter eggs masterpieces...

I remember as a kid how much fun it was to decorate the Easter eggs. Its was like having a blank canvas and we had so much fun experimenting which colours and stickers we are going to use decorate the eggs. The final result might have been a mess or a masterpiece but it was always enormously satisfying.

Growing up in Europe we celebrated the Orthodox Easter every year and to keep the tradition of coloring eggs alive we were colouring most of the Easter eggs bright red and the rest different colours.

The eggs are always coloured on Holy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper, held the evening before the Crucifixion. The custom of cracking the eggs takes place before the Easter lunch. The eggs are cracked after the midnight service and during the next days. Each person selects his/her egg. The people take turns tapping their egg against the eggs of others and the person who ends up with the last unbroken egg is believed to have a year of good luck.

Below i have selected few of my favourite Easter eggs decoration. What is your Easter family tradition?

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  1. Gorgeous ♥♥
    my dads Orthodox so we did a lot of painting and cracking the eggs too, my mum used to design the cutest eggs with leave stencils after they were coloured,sometimes you didn't want to crack them:) x

  2. Those are very pretty egg designs :)

  3. I must say i like all the pretty pastel colours .Our family tradition is the same as yours...and i love it its full of childhood memories:)


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