Easter Cooking & Craft Program at Dexter Library Wednesday, March 25, 2009 |
On Saturday, March 28th at 10 A.M., the Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter will present a program for families that will showcase some of the rich
Easter traditions of the Eastern European countries.
In ancient times, the arrival of spring was an occasion for special pagan rituals. When Christianity arrived in these countries, many of these ancient customs were
incorporated into the Easter rites of the Chrisitan Church. Today, in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe Easter is the greatest religious
holiday, exceeding even that of Christmas.
The program will demonstrate the creation of both craft and food items from the countries of the Ukraine, Poland, and Greece. Well known locally for
preparing delicious bakalava, Ann Marquis of Garland will also demonstrate her family's Polish tradition of making butter lambs using antique wooden
Also, scheduled to present, will be Georgia Prickett of Cambridge who has been decorating authentic Ukrainian Easter Eggs for many years.
She will share her her beautiful craft with the audience.
The program begins at 10 A.M. at the Dexter Town Hall on Hall Street.
For more information contact the library at 924-7292.