"Easter painted eggs" Romania Local Custom Tip by codrutz

Romania Local Customs: 96 reviews and 136 photos

  Easter Eggs
by codrutz
 
 

One of the most beautiful Romanian Easter traditions is painted eggs. No family can't celebrate Easter without even a few painted eggs in the house. Eggs are painted with a variety of colours, from the traditional paints made from natural things, like vegetables, to the classical chemical paint found ready packed in stores. The nicest eggs can be found in the northern part of Romania, in Maramures by example, where women spend days before Easter painting eggs with thin pencils, to the perfection. The beautiful crafted eggs are a real beauty and it would be hard for me to crack them :) Because this is the tradition in Romania, before eating, in the morning of the Easter Day, members of the family and even at the office in some places, holds each one a painted egg and then one (with the egg on top) says "Chirst has reborn", the other says "True He's reborn" and they knock the eggs and see who's egg cracked.

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2005
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