Slovenian embassy in US showcases Bela Krajina Easter eggs

Washington, 2 April - Celebrating Easter, the Slovenian Embassy in Washington, US is putting on display an exhibition dedicated to traditional Bela Krajina Easter eggs and their heritage.

Pisanice, the Easter eggs traditional to the Bela Krajina region.
Photo: Rasto Božič/STA

The exhibition, which was lent to the embassy by the Bela Krajina Museum of Metlika, could be visited in person, however advance bookings are required. Moreover, visitors should observe prevention protocols by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The display illustrates the history of the Easter eggs or Pisanice as they are called in the south-eastern region, a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. It also shows various styles of decorating the eggs.

In Slovenian Catholic tradition Easter eggs are a symbol of the blood and wounds of Christ. They are also a sign of rebirth and abundance after winter and could be used as gifts.

© STA, 2021