There’s an expression in Bulgarian meaning “to be beautiful like a painted Easter egg” (kato pisano yaytse). No surprise as in most Eastern European countries the Easter egg painting tradition has deep roots and has turned into art. Not only ordinary people paint eggs for Easter but there are artists who spend days decorating a single egg with such detailed ornaments it’s hard to believe it was created by a human hand.
The decorated egg is called pisano yaytse in Bulgarian, pisanka in Belarusian and Polish, pisanica in Serbian, Croatian and Slovene and kraslica in Slovak, this is a widely spread tradition. To appreciate the egg painting art in Eastern Europe, take a look of Culture Trip’s choice of some of the most beautifully crafted Eastern European Easter eggs.