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The History And Traditions Of Pisanki – Polish Easter Eggs

The History and Traditions of Pisanki – Polish Easter Eggs

The custom of decorating eggs to celebrate Easter has existed for centuries throughout Poland. The word “pisanki” is commonly used to name Easter eggs and derives from the Polish verb pisać meaning “to write” (also “to paint” in older times). Traditionally, the designs were painted during Lent. They have symbolic meanings connected with beauty, fertility, rebirth, and life.

Real pisanki are created by drawing on the eggs with a melted wax and then dipping them into dyes. Pisanki are added to Easter baskets along with samples of other Easter foods to be blessed on Holy Saturday. Come Easter Sunday morning, pisanki are exchanged among family and friends to wish everyone good health and prosperity.

Celebrate your Easter traditions

Celebrate your Easter traditions together with Polska Polish Pottery & Gifts. Come visit our store to find a great selection of Polish Easter items including pisanki wooden eggs, rabbits, baskets, candles, basket covers, table runners, and table cloths.

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