March 14, 2013, 5:30 - 10 p.m., the Slavic Club will be holding its Annual Easter Egg Decorating Workshop in the Walsh Library Beck Rooms (ABC), with
instructors, Natalia and Nick Hlushko, in order to teach its members and
guests the ancient Slavic tradition of decorating eggs, called "Pysanky" (in Ukrainian) and "PISANKI" (in Polish), with melted bee wax
and an instrument called "kistka".
In Slavic cultures, the egg has represented the original source of
creation. Pre-Christian Slavs used decorated eggs to welcome the sun
during the spring.
The symbolism of pysanka is a blend of ancient rituals and Christian
traditions. Spring is a time for release from confines of winter and
Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Christ, and the spiritual rebirth
of man. With the acceptance of Christianity in 988 A.D., the pysanka
became part of tradition and ritual of Easter in Russia, Ukraine and
later in other Slavic countries. The pysanka took on the symbolism of
rebirth. The egg symbol was likened to the tomb from which Christ has
risen. The decorated eggs became treasured as religious mementos.
Come and learn the ancient Slavic art of decorating your own Easter eggs!
Cost of equipment: $7 person per person, to be pre-paid by March 12
For more information please contact Prof. Anna Kuchta, firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone is welcome!
Slavic refreshments will be served!
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