The Week 29th April – 5th May

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Hand Decorated Ostrich Egg

By JustEggsquisite

Христос воскрес!

Today is Ukrainian (and other countries’) Easter. NOT necessarily Orthodox Easter (I’m Ukrainian Catholic) – a common (and very irritating for people like me) misconception!

Ukrainian Easter is a much bigger deal than Australian (American etc.) Easter, with lots and lots of traditions. Pysanky – intricately-decorated Easter eggs – feature in the baskets taken to church.

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We moved my brother into an apartment in the city on Friday. I used muscles I didn’t know I owned (and they still hurt!) and have blisters on the bottoms of both my feet. Removalists are now at the top of my list of respected professions!

Heartland by Cathryn Hein

My review of Cathryn Hein’s Heartland is HERE.

 The Other Side of Us by Sarah Mayberry

The Other Side of Us and Stroke of Genius are both still FREE.

5 thoughts on “The Week 29th April – 5th May

  1. As you probably know, I was really surprised to discover a month ago that we (the Orthodox) are not the only one who are celebrating Easter today. I am glad that you explained me how the things are and clarified this misconception. I am really excited to see that Ukrainians are decorating their eggs in such a beautiful way. Here in Romania, there are some regions where they are painting different models on eggs, but unfortunately not in the region where I live. Thank you for sharing this and I wish you a Happy Easter!

    1. Thank you – happy Easter! 🙂 There’re still definitely more Orthodox people celebrating than anyone else! I’m up far too early to go to church, but we’ll have champagne later so that will make it better!

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