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Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

Display in Mendoza (Photo credit: Grace Mihaljevic)

ZAGREB, 17 April  (Hina) – Local artists have placed large Easter eggs, which are 2.5 metres high and 1.6 metre wide, in the centre of the Argentinian city of Mendoza, following the Croatian tradition of putting on display big Easter eggs in town squares, the Argentinian news agency Telam reported on Saturday.

Nora Vicario, the head of the city department for culture in this western Argentinian city, was quoted as saying that they had learnt about this beautiful custom from the local Croat community.

Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

(Photo credit: Grace Mihaljevic)

Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

(Photo credit: Grace Mihaljevic)

Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

(Photo credit: Grace Mihaljevic)

Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

(Photo credit: Grace Mihaljevic)

Large Croatian Easter eggs set up in Argentinian city of Mendoza

(Photo credit: Grace Mihaljevic)

Representatives of the Croat community are included in the jury that will declare the best three Easter eggs staged in the centre of Mendoza for Easter holidays.

 
 
 
 
 
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The traditional Croatian Easter custom is to paint Easter eggs, called pisanica, and gift them to others.

Large Croatian pisanica have graced many cities over the years, including Munich, Rome, New York, Prague, Vienna, Milan and even the Vatican.

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