Sorbian Easter Egg Tradition

Sorbian  Easter Egg Tradition

With a deftness of hand cultivated over generations and a technique centuries old, a Slavic minority are putting the final touches to their Easter preparations.

Easter is a particularly important time of year for Sorbs, from eastern Germany, and the period includes the tradition of painting Easter eggs.

The eggs – a symbol of fertility for Sorbs – include intricate designs believed to shield households from evil spirits and misfortune.

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