aA
Easter egg decoration is a cherished tradition in Lithuania, so we invited our readers to share their love for that tradition by participating in our Easter egg contest!
Vote for your favourite Easter egg at the Lithuania Tribune
© Shutterstock nuotr.

Every year, Lithuanians and their friends around the world celebrate Easter by painting and exchanging ornately decorated Easter eggs. There are about as many styles, colours and methods as there are Easter eggs, but the most popular styles in Lithuania include the wax drop technique, eggshell scratching, and painting eggs with onion peels.

The tradition of painting is popular throughout Europe, especially in Slavic countries, and some believe that the tradition predates Christianity. Over time, different countries have developed different styles, and Lithuanian eggs are no exception. For many, especially descendants of Lithuanian families, these decorative styles and methods are cherished family traditions.

This year, the Lithuania Tribune decided to hold an Easter egg contest to share this beautiful tradition with our readers and the world. Here are the best of our readers' submissions.

We invite you to take a look and vote for your favourites. Voting will close in a week (on 4/5/2016). The winner will receive a free year-long subscription to the Lithuania Tribune!

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Government backs Junevicius for ambassador to South Africa

Lithuania's Cabinet has on Wednesday backed the appointment of career diplomat Dainius Junevicius as...

Sources: outgoing energy minister's appointment as consul in LA stalling

The procedure for appointing outgoing Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas as Lithuania's consul...

Elections in Lithuania: unprecedented diaspora engagement

The Central Electoral Commission of Lithuania announced the final results of the Parliament...

Outgoing Energy Minister seeks LA consular position

Lithuania's outgoing Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas is seeking to become the country's...

Armonaite wins parliament election in special constituency for expats

Ausrine Armonaite , leader of Lithuania's Freedom Party , has been elected to the Lithuanian Seimas...

Top news

People won’t need to isolate for 3 months after COVID-19 recovery

People who have recovered from COVID-19 will not be required to self-isolate for three months after...

Niclas Rolander | D+ nariams

Sweden rejects face masks as Covid-19 cases soar ICU beds fill up

Sweden ’s health authorities reiterated their skepticism toward face masks on Thursday, despite...

Defence technology expert Vilkauskas: country that does not provide to its army feeds the foreign one

In the middle of November, Lithuania has signed an agreement with the United States to buy four...

Italian linguist, expert in Baltic linguists Michelini dies

The University of Parma's Professor Guido Michelini , a well-known linguist and experts in Baltic...

Nausėda gifts Vilna Gaon coin to Israeli president

A coin bearing the image of the Vilna Gaon has been presented to Israeli President Reuven Riblin...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina