Happy Easter! For those celebrating this weekend, here are some articles and videos that should get you into the spirit:
While we’re in hockey playoff season, even Don Cherry gets into the spirt… sorta :/
Ukrainian Easter in Kerhonkson
Parishioners Saturday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kerhonkson celebrated Easter and Ukrainian traditions of egg-decorating and food at a Ukrainian Easter Festival. The church’s annual event before Easter features traditional Ukrainian homemade breads, gift items and various meats from the East Village Meat Market in Manhattan, and special emphasis on carefully decorated eggs.
A Ukrainian Easter Egg from the Midwest
Luba Perchyshyn, an artist and owner of the oldest Ukrainian Gift Shop in Minneapolis, keeps the traditional art of decorating Easter Eggs alive… In the video that I shot in her Ukrainian Gift Shop — in business since 1947 — Perchyshyn demonstrates how to create a Ukrainian Easter Egg.
Ukrainian Easter eggs – art with a long history
In the files of the Peace River Museum Archives and Mackenzie Centre is a descriptive compilation of Ukrainian Easter customs by Joyce Sirski. She documents the customs thusly: “Easter customs are rich in heritage. Easter is not only a three-day period, but also a cycle of 40 days known as Lent, when age-old associations with man and nature come to a religious climax with the resurrection of Christ.
- Preparing for Ukrainian Easter celebrations
- Exquisite Easter eggs are a Ukrainian tradition
- PHOTOS: Making Ukrainian Easter Eggs
- Easter eggs that last way longer than ones made of chocolate
- Decorating Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
- Keeping alive an ancient art
- Continuing a colourful Easter tradition
- Keeping colourful tradition alive
- A tutorial in Ukranian egg dyeing