The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

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The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

The Ukrainian Pysanky Festival

 

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

Imagine a square packed with brightly painted giant Easter eggs? We were in Kiev this week and visited Sophia Square which is filled with these beautiful works of art from various artists from all over Ukraine for the annual Easter Egg Festival.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

In fact there are over 500 eggs packed in the square all with different designs.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

It is a Ukranian tradition to exchange these painted eggs or “pysanky” and apparently the Ukranians were decrorating their eggs in this elaborate fashion long before Christianity arrived in the country.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

However, during the Orthodox Church’s Holy Week it has now become a tradition for Sophia Square to be transformed with hundreds of these beautiful fibreglass eggs.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

As you admire the various designs which range from flowers, to biblical stories, to copies of famous paintings, animals and flowers, there is music to accompany your visit emanating from large speakers set out on the square.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

It’s a really beautiful exhibition and is free for all to see. If you are in Kiev in the run up to Easter do make sure you pop by and take a look.

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

Stay tuned for more of our visit to Kiev, which is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest from 9th – 13th May 2017. All coming up on the blog very soon!

The Annual Easter Egg Display in Kiev Ukraine

The Festival is organised via Folk Ukraine. For more information on visiting Kiev see here.

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Photos by Christina Fryer

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