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Painting Pisanica or Easter Egg

Don't miss a beautiful tradition of colouring eggs before Easter


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If you happen to be in Croatia during Easter, you'll definitely see Pisanica or a decorated egg. That tradition dates back to the pre-Christian pagan times. Eggs are usually painted in bright colours and could be given as gifts. Before paint became common, people used natural ingredients extracted from vegetables. The most common colour for eggs was red, due to the abundance of red beets. The most common phrase put on the Pisanicas is Happy Easter, or "Sretan Uskrs." Other common decorations are doves, crosses, flowers, and wishes of health and happiness.

Painting Pisanica or Easter Egg in Croatia - Best Season 2020