Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs


The Thursday before Orthodox Easter, or Holy Thursday, the Bachkovo Monastery made their traditional preparations by dying about 5,000 Easter eggs in various colors at the monastery's kitchen. (April 17)


Bachkovo, Bulgaria - April 17, 2014

1. Close of candles and candlestick depicting crucifixion

2. Close up of eggs during dyeing process

3. Mid of volunteers dying eggs inside monastery's kitchen

4. Close of red eggs as they are greased with oil

5. Various of volunteers arranging and preparing the colored eggs inside the monastery's kitchen


Bachkovo Monastery, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria and one of its oldest, made preparations on Thursday for Orthodox Easter, which takes place on Sunday.

Around 5,000 Easter eggs were dyed red and various other colors in the monastery's kitchen.

The Thursday before Easter, also known as Holy Thursday, is traditionally the day when many Christians dye Easter eggs and make other preparations for Good Friday and Easter Day.

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