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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

(from the Botanical Illustration Pysanky class)

In almost all ancient cultures eggs had been held as an emblem of life. The sun’s return from darkness in the springtime was also considered as an annual miracle and the egg was regarded as a natural wonder and a proof of the renewal of life. Within the Christianity the egg was adopted as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection from the tomb. The concept of all living beings born from an egg is also a foundational concept of modern biology.

Thus, the eggs in different forms are a fundamental tradition for Easter and the spring time. 
Photos from our Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter Egg class  can be viewed by clicking here. Our instructor was Annie Reiser.

"Omne vivum ex ovo” -  all life comes from an egg

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