Easter Eggs From Around The World

Easter is coming! We take a quick trip around the world to explore the different types of Easter egg designs from different countries. It’s easy to just purchase chocolate eggs for your friends and family, but why don’t you try be more creative and try dyed, painted or carved eggs. . All over the world, eggs are a symbol of new life.Take a look at these different designs and traditions to get inspired on how to decorate your eggs this year!

Easter eggs that came from Africa where carved ostrich eggs that were used as a cup to drink from. Ostrich eggs have thick shells, making carving an easier option than with plain old chicken eggs; sometimes holes are drilled into the shell and lights put inside to make an attractive lampshade.


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In Russia, the stunning legacy of the Fabergé Egg was born. Gold pigments and jewels were used to create these ornate eggs for the Russian Court.

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Forget the Christmas tree, in Germany it is common to see trees covered in coloured Easter eggs. An Easter egg tree?! Yup, we think this tradition should be implemented in South Africa.

Easter egg confetti. This is how Mexico celebrate Easter with their egg designs. They are called Cascarones and when they are smashed, brightly coloured confetti explodes into the air.

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In Greece, the Easter eggs are dyed bright red and the ends are then bumped by guests attending the same event. If the shell stays whole, it means you will have good luck.

Hungarians try to mimic the embroidery patterns used on their traditional quilts. The designs are beautifully intricate and leave us speechless!

Japan uses their traditional washi tape to decorate their eggs. Made from the natural fibres of bamboo, washi tape is traditionally used in origami and painting. The tape comes in a variety of colours and patterns allowing their eggs to be bright and filled with different patterns.

Solvakia carve their eggs and use dye that is mixed with herbs and plants to paint them. They also wrap their eggs in wire, wool or lace.

Pysanky eggs are the tradition used in Ukraine. Designs are drawn onto the egg using beeswax. The egg is then dyed with bright colours but the paint does not sick to the beeswax. The beeswax is then removed allowing the lighter shade of paint to be revealed.

In Switzerland, Easter goes beyond the egg. The Swiss believe that the source of life comes from a well, because Easter is about celebrating new life, they decorate their wells with beautifully decorated Easter eggs.

For this year, the only rule for Easter egg decorating is to be creative! Use your washi tape or go for the minimalist and modern look of marble. Get back in touch with nature and use pressed leaves and flowers to glue onto your eggs.