Easter is the holiday celebrating Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead. The tradition of decorating Easter eggs may have originated with early Christians living in Mesopotamia. They dyed eggs red to symbolize the blood Christ shed at his crucifixion.
Eggs are an essential part or the Easter celebration, representing new life, fertility, and birth, all of which also relate to springtime. They can be gifted among family members and friends, or used as a decoration during different times of the year.
Originally, eggs were dyed and decorated in colorful patterns when exchanged between friends and family members. They play a unique part in many nationalities' Easter celebrations, however it is most common to exchange them with loved ones along with warm wishes of good health, long years, love and joy.
Decorating Ukrainian Easter eggs Pysanky is the thousand years tradition. The Easter eggs are colored using a wax and dye process called batik. Traditionally, dyes were made from a variety of plants but today they are made from more modern materials. A fine tipped stylus is used to draw lines on the eggs using wax and then it is dyed with the lightest color of the design. More wax is added to the egg before the egg is dipped in the next darkest color. The process may continue through six or more colors before the egg is finished.
Wooden Easter eggs come in a variety of sizes and designs ranging from simple geometrical designs to impressively decorated floral or animal designs.
Easter egg ornaments are one of the most popular traditional holiday decorations. Each one has its own charm to the finest detail, as they are skillfully handmade. Our unique Easter egg ornaments truly are keepsakes which would be appreciated for generations. Many of these are crafted in the same classic manner as Easter ornaments have been for hundreds of years. They have geometrical patterns, with bright colors. Select Easter ornaments by color or pattern, or by their unique charm. Include them in your holiday decor as people have since the 19th century. Eggs are an international symbol of life, that could be displayed throughout the year. Egg ornaments are sometimes hung on trees outdoors before Easter, on branches inside for the holiday spirit, or as a unique addition to the Christmas tree.
Egg Designs. Easter egg designs are intricate and full of symbolism. They are passed for generations and are shrouded with secrecy. Some of the more common motifs include plants, agricultural implements, animals and the sun.
Giving Easter Eggs as Gifts
A priest blesses the pysanky eggs on Easter morning. After the blessing, eggs may be given as gifts to family members or others who are held in high regard. Other eggs remain in the home, providing protection from storms, lightning, and other forms of danger. It's even common for eggs to be placed in fields or mangers to promote the health and productivity of livestock, bees, grazing animals and hens.
Easter eggs are an essential element of the holiday around the world. They symbolize rebirth and can bring joy and meaning with symbolism and design. Whether it's a simply decorated wooden egg, or an impressive pysanky egg, the right egg will delightfully complement your Easter celebration.