April 24, 2011

Easter in Brussels

A gift from Croatia's Koprivnica-Križevac region, this painted Easter egg is on display at Brussel's "Sablon" square. It is customary to give painted eggs at Easter in Eastern European countries. In Belgium the custom is, of course, to give chocolate eggs!  The Atomium, icon of Belgium and symbol of the 1958 World fair held in Brussels, appears on the egg.

The egg painters are Vladimir Dolenec, Branko Matina, Stjepan Pongrac and Ljerka Tropsek.