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: