10. april 2009

Happy Easter !

My dear furriends,
to some of you I promissed to tell you about our our Easter Holly days. Since, my friends, you are from all over the world, I would like to know about your Easter, how you celebrate it. My mommy and daddy were folklore dancers and they knows a lot about history and folkolore legacy. So let me begin and tell you about Slovenian Easter:
Most important items of Easter are colored eggs, ham and 3 roots of horseradish. They impersonate drops of blood(red eggs), flesh(ham) and nails(horseradish) On Saturday Slovenian moms puts that 3 items, together with white bread and cake baked raised dough with walnut,raisin or other filling in the basket, covered with napkin and than whole family goes to church for mass. There a priest blesses those basket with holly water.
On Sunday whole family gathers for Eastern breakfast, where those items are on the table, served in the stately manner. Then they go on walk or something, than follows Eastern lunch.
Monday is work-free day, Slovenian state holiday. Usually families goes to a trip.

So, that's very general about our costum. I would like to show and explain you different kind of Easter eggs.
1. The most common and the oldest way is to pick some spring flowers, put them on egg, put egg in stocking and boil it in onion leaves. It's the most natural and safe way and looks like that:

2. In some parts of Slovenia they blows the internal of egg out, than they draws different patterens with bee wax and cook it in onion leaves water. That looks like this:

3. In other parts of Slovenia people cook egg in onion leaves water. When the egg is cooled they scratch the different patterens with special knife.

That are all very old ways of coloring eggs. People nowadays are coloring eggs with The latest very modern and artistic way is the way that mr.Franc Grom is doing. He literally drills small holes in the egg shell. The nuber of holes depends on patteren, but there are somewhere from 7.000 to 70.000 holes on one egg. See that wonder? Those eggs was given as a present from our government to president and kings from all over the world...from America to Japan.

Ok, that's about it. On the end of course Nessa with eggs, wishing you Happy Easter!


20 komentarjev:

  1. Very interesting info and beautiful eggs....
    Happy Easter to you,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  2. Beautiful customs, beautiful eggs!
    Have a blessed Easter!

  3. Tank woo furry much fur sharing!

    It is always interesting to learn about the other khultures!

    Just one MORE benefit to blogging!

    Hoppy Weekend!


  4. What beautiful eggs Nessa! Thanks for letting us know about your customs. We color Easter eggs. The people get Easter baskets with chocolate bunnies but of course dogs can't have those. Have a Happy Easter

    Your friend,

  5. Hej Nessa, v ponedeljek sekamo pirhe, zato prišparaj kakšnega! :))

    Morda celo zmagaš...hehe vidim da ti tole pirhanje dobro gre.


  6. Hi, Nessa!
    Thanks for sharing your traditions!
    The eggs are beautiful!
    Here we don't celebrate Easter. Just the Holy Week and it is celebrated with religious activities.
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
    Kisses and hugs

  7. That is so cool how you decorate eggs, I am not that talented, thank you for sharing. =) Happy Easter Nessa!!

  8. Such beautiful eggs!! You certainly know how to do Easter right. We decorate eggs here also, but not nearly as fancy as you do. When my human brother and sister were little and lived at home, they would always have an Easter egg hunt every Easter. It was especially fun when the grandparents came up and hunted eggs with them. Happy Easter to you and your family! Love, Sally

  9. Hi Nessa

    Those drilled eggs were incredible. We love your pictures with eggs.

    Tucker and Daisy

  10. Nessa, thank you for sharing your customs, they're so interesting, especially all the different ways to decorate the eggs, very cool!
    Happy Easter!
    Slobbers xx

  11. Wonderful eggs & fascinating info.

    Happy Easter to you!

    Pats & pets

  12. This post has touched my heart so much!

    My grandma was from Czechoslovakia. She lived with me and my mom and helped raise me. She would make all of the traditional meals, just as you have described.

    Those egg designs brought back so many memories.

    Thank you sooo much for this post!
    It has warmed my heart!
    Happy Easter dear friends!
    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Staci, Addie and Lucie

  13. Thank you for sharing your customs Nessa.

    Have a Happy Easter!

    Holly & Zac...XX

  14. Thanks for tell us about Slovenian Easter. Very interesting!
    Those decorate eggs are beautiful!
    Happy Easter to you, Nessa!


  15. Hi Nessa....

    My Mom told me that when she was little she used to color eggs. They were done the night before Easter. She used white eggs and they would be dyed blue, pink, yellow, green...one color for each egg. On Easter morning she would wake to see if the Easter Bunny came during the night and left her candy in the basket she left out. She would eat the eggs candy during the day after she went to church. Then she would have ham at a family dinner.

    Diego Dog

  16. Happy Easter Nessa and family! It is very neat to learn of your customs! Those eggs are beautiful!


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  18. Happy Easter dear Nessa and thank you for telling us all about the different customs and the beautifully painted easter eggs!!! Love, Josh and Jess

  19. Thanks for sharing the pics and origins of those very lovely and unique Easter eggs!
    Hope you had a lovely Easter break!

  20. Yay! Happy late easter Nessa. I liked your pretty eggs.
    ~lickies, Ludo