While traditionally Ukrainians celebrate Easter next week according to the Julian calendar, some in North America are celebrating it today â€“ xÑ€Ð¸cÑ‚oc Ð²ocÐºpec!
The most notable art piece highlighted during Easter time is the Ukrainian Easter Egg called the â€˜pysankaâ€™ , and hereâ€™s how theyâ€™re made:
If youâ€™re interested in making them, LearnPysanky is a great site. Too much work? Donâ€™t worry you can always buy a decorated wrap for your egg 😉
People are still making pysanky the traditional way, or using more modern techniques. You can also view some of Edmontonâ€™s best pysanky in 3D.
Here are some news outlets that have covered the pysanka:
- The art of Ukrainian Easter egg dyeing lives on â€“ Virginia
- Pysanky eggs are an ages old tradition â€“ Indiana, PA
- Some Easter traditions kept alive among ethnic Catholics: Global Village â€“ Cleveland, OH
- Ancient Ukrainian custom celebrates Easter, new life â€“ Davenport, IA
- The Pysanky of Folk Artist Iryna Bilianska on View at the Ukranian Museum â€“ New York, NY
- Vivid art on eggshells â€“ Baltimore, MD (Video)
- Warren man creates ornate Ukrainian Easter eggs â€“ Detroit, MI (Video)
- The art of Ukrainian egg decorating â€“ Sudbury, ON (Video)
Also in some unrelated pysanky news, today on CBC News Sunday the Ukrainian Orthodox Catholic Church St. Elias in Brampton was featured (yes they do both services). It will replay tonight on CBC at 10pm, and on CBC Newsworld on 9pm and midnight EST.