Wishing eveyone a very "HAPPY EASTER"
Here I am all set up ready to colour my 6 dozen eggs..........yes 6 dozen. Seems like a lot but I hand them out to family members.........and then we have them for Easter dinner. We also take an Easter basket to church with eggs, ham, butter, salt, horseradish, Paska (Easter Bread)....to be blessed.........every year a few hundred people show up all with their baskets. Then on Easter Sunday morning the family gathers together for breakfast and we eat the contents of the basket. One of my sister in laws is Polish and she also does the same tradition.....so we all come together. After we have the big easter dinner with the works.
One day at this time of year I would like to visit the Ukraine which I've never been to. To see how Easter is celebrated there.........but being 3rd generation Canadian we still keep some traditions.
Every Easter since I can remember I have coloured Easter eggs...........I'm of a Ukrainian background and it is very important tradition to colour eggs.
This tradition is very old and its beginnings reach back to antiquity. During ancient times people developed all sorts of myths which the egg perceived as the source of life.......like the universe and the sun.
All though many similar myths are found in many cultures of the world......Ukrainians today are one of the few groups of people who still strongly adhere to many of the ancient traditions associated with the Easter Egg.