The symbolism of colour on your pysanka

THE SYMBOLISM OF COLOUR

 

Traditional Ukrainian eggs (also known as pysanky) were dyed in many colours, and each colour had a meaning.

White: purity, light, birth
Yellow: sun, stars, moon, harvest, warmth, youth, happiness
Orange: endurance, strength, ambition
Red: happiness, hope, passion, sun
Blue: sky, air, good health
Green: spring, hope, freshness, renewal
Brown: mother earth
Black: darkest time before dawn, eternity, respect for the dead

Gloria Olynyk

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