Easter Tradition in Burgenland
We have a Easter tradition im Burgenland got to know - scratch the Easter eggs. Ostrich eggs in all colors whirl through the air on the bike. Eggs dangle in the wind on the forsythia. Easter bunnies peek out from between the flower beds in the Stipsits family's front yard. It's Easter time in Stinatz. For Erika Stipsits, this means that she now hardly does anything other than decorate eggs. To do this, she colors them and then decorates them with motifs.
Easter Custom in Stinatz
She learned how to carve Easter eggs from her mother. She knows it from her grandmother. In the months leading up to Easter, Erika Stipsits works on the eggs. These can be seen. She has collected motifs in a sample book. From this she gets the ideas for her egg decorations. There are floral motifs, hearts, leaf shapes, tendrils and borders. These turn a chicken, goose or ostrich egg into a work of art. Easter traditions vary from region to region, such as in Franken.
Easter Eggs Carving - Easter Tradition in Burgenland
The village of Stinatz is close to the neighboring countries. In the turmoil of the 19th century, families were knocked out Croatia in the Burgenland, They still honor the traditions of Croatia today. Even if, as Erika Stipsits says, “the majority of young people no longer bother to continue the customs. The work is too exhausting for them. In addition, the effort is too great for them. "
In fact, carving Easter eggs is work. The calluses on Erika Stipsits' hands speak volumes. They show how exhausting the job is. "Easter usually ends with tendinitis," reports Ms. Stipsits. No wonder! She works on her works of art every day from morning until late at night.
Easter Eggs Scratching in Stinatz
Your diligence pays off, however. The Easter egg carvers from Stinatz are known throughout Austria. Everyone has heard of them. Erika Stipsits has appeared on television. She was even a guest of the Federal President. Her customers also come from all over the country: “One of my regular customers comes from Carinthia every year. Just to get eggs. "
Easter tradition in Burgenland - Watch Ms. Stipsits at work
However, she prefers when customers visit her in her kitchen. She works there during the day. Then you can watch her as the works of art are created. You can even express wishes about motifs. “An Easter egg with 'Hello Kitty' is easy to make,” says Erika Stipsits. Within minutes, she then conjures up an egg with her fans' favorite motif. She does not need a template or instructions for this. She masters this work in her sleep. During our visit she tells about the art of carving Easter eggs. At the same time, she processes one egg after the other. Each with different motifs, without a template. She doesn't even have to pause to think about how the pattern should be designed.
Anyone who wants to watch the Easter tradition in Burgenland themselves is very welcome. In the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Saturday you can visit Ms. Erika Stipsits in her kitchen. You should only call beforehand. Ms. Erika Stipsits, Hauptstraße 196, A-7552 Stinatz, Tel. 03358/3192.
The journey to Stinatz from Vienna by car takes one and a half hours, from Salzburg three and a half hours, from Graz one hour and from Munich five hours.
We recommend an overnight stay in Falkensteiner Balance Resort * (Adults only) or in Thermenhotel PuchasPLUS * in Stegersbach. With an overnight stay in these hotels you make your trip to Burgenland one Enjoyment trip.
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