Sunday, April 24, 2011
Romania, together with other Eastern European countries that share the same Orthodox religion, has the Easter tradition of painting eggs. The tradition says that Mary Magdalene brought some eggs to the tomb of Jesus to share them with other people. The eggs magically turned into red when she saw Jesus Christ rising from his tomb.
Since then, the Easter eggs are expecially dyed in red, representing the blood of Jesus; the shell of the eggs is a symbol of his tomb. Cracking the eggs symbolizes Jesus'ressurection.
This year, celebrating the Easter in Denmark for the first time, we had some hard time to find proper colorings for painting Easter eggs. We found a nice store in Frederiskberg shopping center called Panduro Hobby.(www.pandurohobby.dk).