- Title: Polish folklore museum moves Easter eggs painting online due to coronavirus
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: LUBLIN, POLAND (APRIL 9, 2020) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF PAULINA SWIETOCHOWSKA-CHUDY, KAROLINA, SAYING: "I like the (batik) technique and the way the eggs look like at the end and the fact that I can let my creativity run wild." VARIOUS OF PAULINA, KAROLINA AND IGA MAKING EASTER EGGS EASTER EGG BEING HELD OVER CANDLE (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) 12-YEAR-OLD FRIEND KAROLINA'S FRIEND, IGA, SAYING: "This year I planned to sign up for the workshop of Easter egg making with my mum, but unfortunately it came out, as it came out and I guess no one signed up for these classes and it never took place, but thanks to the internet, you can find plenty of materials there." GIRLS LOOKING AT SCREEN WITH VIDEO TUTORIAL PAULINA AND KAROLINA MAKING EASTER EGGS (SOUNDBITE) (Polish) 12-YEAR-OLD FRIEND KAROLINA'S FRIEND, IGA, SAYING: "What I like the most is the final effect." / IGA POINTING FINISHED EASTER EGG AT CAMERA FINISHED EASTER EGGS ON TABLE LUBLIN, POLAND (APRIL 8, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EMPTY OPEN-AIR LUBLIN FOLKLORE MUSEUM VARIOUS OF MEMBER OF 'WORKSHOPS OF CULTURE' INSTITUTION, AGATA TURCZYN MAKING EASTER EGGS AT HOME TURCZYN LOOKING AT SCREEN WITH VIDEO TUTORIAL SCREEN WITH EASTER EGGS MAKING VIDEO TUTORIAL PUBLISHED BY 'WORKSHOPS OF CULTURE'
- Keywords: Easter eggs Polish culture outdoor museum painting eggs workshops online
- Reuters ID: LVA004C8WS115
- Location: LUBLIN AND NIEMCE, POLAND / INTERNET
- City: LUBLIN AND NIEMCE, POLAND / INTERNET
- Country: Poland
- Duration: 00:01:42
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Art,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Story Text: One of Poland's biggest open air folklore museums in Lublin moved its annual Easter workshops online after the government limited public gatherings and shuttered museums, theatres and cinemas due to coronavirus epidemic.
Following step-by-step instructions from handicraft video tutorials, people locked down in their apartments can decorate Easter eggs with various local techniques such as dyeing, scratching or painting with wax.
Lublin resident, Paulina Swietochowska-Chudy and her daughter Karolina chose a regional craft technique called "batik method" and decorated the eggs by drawing folklore patterns with hot wax before dying an egg.
"This technique let my creativity run wild," Karolina said.
Other cultural institutions in Lublin also decided to provide online tutorials to help residents keep up with Easter traditions.
"Workshop of Cultures", a cultural institution which planned to film professional videos with local artists ahead of Easter, asked local artists to film a video tutorial on their mobile phone.
Different regions of Poland are known for various ways of crafting their eggs and decoration continues until Holy Saturday when families all over the nation used to take their collection of decorated eggs and a selection of other treats and bring them to church to be blessed with holy water by the local priest.
However, due to COVID-19, a staunchly Catholic Poland maintained restrictions on church masses only allowing gatherings of up to five people during the Easter period, forcing most of the churches to cancel the Easter basket blessings.
(Production: Robert Furmanczuk, Malgorzata Wojtunik)
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