Ukrainian Easter Eggs 0309
Saturday, March 28th Abbott Memorial Library presented a program for families that showcased some of the rich Easter traditions of the Eastern European countries.
In ancient times, the arrival of spring was an occasion for special pagan rituals. When Christianity arrived in these countries, many of these ancient customs were incorporated into the Easter rites of the Christian Church. Today, in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe Easter is the greatest religious holiday, exceeding even that of Christmas.
The program demonstrated the creation of both craft and food items from the countries of the Ukraine, Poland, and Greece. Well known locally for preparing delicious baklava, Ann Marquis of Garland demonstrated her family's Polish tradition of making butter lambs using antique wooden molds.
Georgia Prickett of Cambridge who decorates authentic Ukrainian Easter Eggs for many years will share her beautiful craft with the audience.
Mar 28, 2009