Ukrainian Easter egg practice in Sulphur - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Ukrainian Easter egg practice in Sulphur

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

A very historic practice came to Sulphur, in an egg carton. They're known as Ukrainian Easter eggs and the intricate artwork carries symbolic meaning.

You use wax and dyes to color the eggs designed specifically for someone. The ritual says you're supposed to think about the person you'll give it to, think of a sentiment for them and then use the technique to convey it.

The designs and symbols are thought by the Ukrainians to have magical powers.

 "The small chicken eggs take two days and the larger goose eggs take two or three," demonstrator Bob Huebley said.

Ukrainians spend months preparing the eggs for the season and keep them on display throughout the year.

To learn more about the Ukrainian Easter egg also known as pysanka [CLICK HERE].

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