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Make your own pysanky.
This Easter, Christ Church Cathedral invites all those interested in the art of pysanky to a special workshop, under the tutelage of Victoria’s Dawn and Olga Lang.
The word pysanka is from the Ukrainian verb pysateh, “to write,” as the intricate designs are written in beeswax in a wax-resist batik method. Each colour and symbol has meaning. Triangles represent the Holy Trinity, yellow is the symbol of light and purity. For some, making pysanky is more than a craft—it is a meditative and prayerful act, a time to reflect on faith and family. Participants will learn the meaning of the symbols and the colours, as well as the history of the eggs. Everyone will leave with two pysanky to cherish.
The 4-hour workshop is on March 25, in the Chapter Room, Christ Church Cathedral beginning at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $50, which includes supplies and a $25 tax receipt. This event is suitable for participants over the age of 16 and will be limited to 20 participants. This is a fundraiser for the Canada-Ukraine Foundation https://www.cufoundation.ca/
As the war in Ukraine continues, pysanky have become a symbol of hope as well as a symbol of defiance, that the culture and people of Ukraine will not just endure but will flourish.
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