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4/6/12 – FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY: Celebrate Treasured Polish Custom of “Pisanki’ Coloring, Displaying of Easter Eggs

From the Desk of Dr. Hildy                       

© April 6, 2012                               Series 2: BioEthnic & Nanotechnology

Celebrate the Treasured Polish Custom of “Pisanki”  Coloring and Displaying of Easter Eggs

Pisanki

Pisanki

I want to wish all of my readers and viewers a blessed Easter, Passover and a Happy Spring Time.   Los Angeles, California is home to a variety of Ethnic communities, but due to the celebration of Easter and the coloring of the “Easter Egg.”  I feel it is important for my readers and viewers  to know the Polish tradition of “Pisanki” the coloring of eggs.

The pisanki traditions are derived from an ancient tradition when eggs, the symbol of life,

Pisanki

Pisanki

were endowed with magical properties and were thought to ensure both a plentiful harvest and good health.  The name Pisanki comes from the Polish word “pisac’”, which means to write. The practice of coloring Easter eggs is very much alive in Poland today, just as it is tradition in all households of the world who celebrate the arrival of Peter Cotton Tail and his fellow companions.   Polish people have enjoyed this tradition, Read the rest of this entry

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