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.