Easter Painted Eggs

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Since old times Easter symbols have been eggs and Kulichi (Easter cakes). An egg is considered the most ancient pagan token of resurrection. Painted eggs are the traditional attribute of Easter breaking of the fast. The tradition of presenting painted eggs to the Day of Jesus Resurrection comes from very old times. By the twelfth century the egg became a must on Easter table. In the Rus the native custom has been to paint with beautiful bright ornaments wooden eggs – pissanki. Painted boiled eggs are called – krashenki. At Easter different contests were organized with eggs – rolling and fights to check the solidity of egg-shell.

Traditional attributes of Russian Easter are Kulich and Paskha. Easter is a beautiful and very interesting holiday that is why everything is prepared with a great care and love. Cakes are baked and eggs are painted on Maundy Thursday with use of old grandmothers’ recipes. We offer you the most interesting and harmless recipes to paint eggs:

How to paint eggs with birch leaves:

To get yellow and golden eggs, people use birch leave. Put young birch leaves (you can use dried) in water and bring to boil, leave to brew for half an hour. Wash eggs and sink in the brew, bring to boil and cook 10 minutes after. Take out and cool down.

How to paint eggs with onion peel:

Onion peel is the most known natural dye. Eggs can be painted in the colors from bright yellow to dark red. The color depends on the concentration of the brew. Put onion peel in water and bring to boil, leave to brew for half an hour. Wash eggs and sink in the brew, bring to boil and cook 10 minutes after. Take out and cool down. To give a special polish, brush the painted eggs with oil.

How to paint eggs with vegetable juices:

Cook eggs, as you need hard-boiled eggs for this method. Brush an egg with natural beet (carrot, spinach) and let dry out.

2017-07-31T12:33:33+00:00 April 3rd, 2001|Categories: Easter, Holidays|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Easter Painted Eggs

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