Monday, March 25, 2013


The Legend of the Easter Egg

I found my little Easter booklet given to me by my grandmother in the 1950s. The following is the Ukranian legend.

"One day a poor peddler went to the marketplace to sell a basket of eggs. He came upon a crowd mocking a man who staggered with a heavy cross on which he was about to be crucified.

The peddler ran to his aid, leaving his basket by the roadside. When he returned, he found the eggs transformed into exquisite designs of bright colors.

The man was Christ; the peddler, Simon."

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