The finest of traditional Easter eggs are from the Ukraine, we think, a place all too much in the news these days.
"As an example of the mystery of life itself, the egg was considered enormously powerful. Ancient people decorated the egg with symbols and colors that held a special meaning and used it for numerous social events and religious occasions, specifically in the spring. Thus the egg became a precious talisman, believed to have protective, magical properties."
Read more from New York's Ukrainian Museum here.