Easter in Bulgaria

This year Easter will be on the same date for both Eastern and Western Christians. Traditionally, in Bulgaria we paint eggs and do egg tapping. Painting eggs is really fun, because there are so many ways to do it and to be creative. People used to use herbs and plants to paint their eggs, but nowadays we just use egg or food coloring, paint and stickers.

Tapping eggs is fun too, of course when it’s done with hard boiled eggs. :D Every one chooses an egg and, in pairs, people tap each other’s eggs, first the pointy side and then the bottom. It’s believed that the one who has the strongest egg will be very healthy all year. Many jokers could use fake wooden eggs to win the game.

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