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"УКРАІНСЬКА ЛНСАНКА" (Ukrainian Pysanka)

This stone лисанка (pysanka) is located in a small roadside garden on острів Хортиця (Khortytsya Island). Although the paint is faded and the grass needs to be trimmed, it is an apt reminder of the timeless traditions, dating to pre-Christian times (prior to 988 when Christianity became the official religion of the Kievian Rus), associated with the giving of the лисанка (pysanka), more recently commemorated by giving лисанка (pysanka) as gifts at Easter time. The title above translates the first line on the base of the monument; the remaining three words in the inscription "Краса", "Добробут" and "Родовід" translate as "Beauty", "Prosperity" and "Ancestry", respectively.

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2012
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    by mg1744