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Ukrainian Decorative Eggs Represent Hope

The Ukrainian springtime tradition of decorating eggs with intricate designs, called pysanky, has additional significance this year because of the war in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City is curating an installation of pysanky, and people from all over the world have sent their colorfully decorated eggs to the institute as a symbol of hope against the Russian invasion. Listen to learn more about the ancient art of pysanky and find out where the eggs on display will go when the war is over.


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