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The Easter Egg – Truly Inspired from Around the World

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Easter Eggs

Inspired Easter Eggs From Around the World

 

Easter eggs are the perfect symbol of spring – representing the regenerative forces of nature and rebirth. While an integral part of Christian traditions, the practice of decorating eggshells is ancient and predates many those Easter traditions.

Decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs adorned in gold and silver were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.

With the tools in your Easter Tinselbox – you can be sure to create some amazing eggs. We loved making Black and Gold eggs – inspired by the Ostrich eggs from Egypt.

But, the art of decorating or dying eggs can be found in many cultures across the globe. Here is a selection of a few countries and their style of Easter eggs.

Easter Eggs

 

 

Egypt:

In Egypt, they celebrate Sham el-Nessim, a national holiday marking the beginning of spring. It always falls on the day after the Eastern Christian Easter – the festival is not religious and is celebrated by all Egyptians regardless of their faith. On that Monday, people tend to color boiled eggs first thing in the morning before going on picnics in any space of green, public gardens, on the Nile, or at the zoo.

Check out our suggestions for your very own Easter picnic

Easter Eggs

 

Poland:

The Polish have kraszanki (sometimes called malowanki or byczki). They are made by boiling an egg in a decoration of plants or other natural products. The color of kraszanka depends on the kind of product used.

    • brown: onion peels;
    • black: oak or alder bark or the nutshell of walnut;
    • golden: the bark of young apple tree or the marigold flower;
    • violet: petals of the mallow flower;
    • green: shoots of young rye or leaves of periwinkle;
    • pink: the juice of beet.

Get the full instructions for naturally dyed Easter eggs (pictured above).

We tried out this idea and added some touches with Egg Coloring Kit in your Tinselbox – check it out.

 

Easter Eggs

Mexico:

In Mexico, they make Cascarón’s – Confetti eggs, hollowed-out chicken eggs filled with confetti or small toys. The custom was brought to Mexico in the mid-1800s by Emperor Maximilian’s wife. Decorated, confetti-filled cascarones may be thrown or crushed over the recipient’s head to shower him or her with confetti.

This sounded too fun – we had to try. Believe it our not – these are quite easy to make. Check out our veggie spin on this festive eggs

We hope that your Easter Eggs are truly inspired this year. Please share photos on Instagram with the hashtag #tinselbox.

 

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3 comments

Sherry March 8, 2017 - 2:26 pm

Oh how simply cute and festive! Very cool and informative post. Love this! Your post is perfect for the Easter/Spring party
Come over and join the party! Link any day/any time! It’s over here:
http://ourholidayjourney.blogspot.com/2017/03/fabulous-springeaster-link-party-2.html
Happy Spring!

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Cate | Int'l Desserts Blog March 10, 2017 - 6:26 am

What beautifully decorated Easter eggs! I always love hearing how people around the world celebrate holidays.

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Sara March 10, 2017 - 8:18 pm

These are so cool! Thanks for linking up at the Home Matters Link Party! We hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty

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