Easter Traditions: Egg Painting

This is the first an most important tradition on Easter in Romania and it is usually performed on Thusrday before Easter. Usually the eggs are red, but people are creative so…

Here’s what we got this year…

At first you have to degrease the eggs, this means basically wash them with some dishwashing detergent. After that, you have to boil them untill they are hard.

The warm eggs are then put into the prepared egg dye. The colors and the instructions are on the pack, so just follow the instructions, then combine the colors as you like.

Gently put the painted eggs on a newspaper to absorb the excess water.

Now we need them to be nice and shiny so just anoint the eggs with bacon or pig lard and they will look like this:

When you’re done, don’t forget to make cross with an egg on your face so you can be healthy and pink in the cheeks all summer.