Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Toronto: Easter Around the World Festival

This event is one of the hidden treasures of Toronto when the Community Folk Art Council of Toronto brings together dozens of different ethnic community Easter displays at the annual Easter Around the World Festival.

When: Sunday, April 1, 2007
Time: 12 - 5 pm
Where: Toronto City Hall Rotunda
Location: 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 2N1
Google Map: 100 Queen St W Toronto, ON

Admission: Free

  • Join the Community Folk Arts Council of Toronto for the 42st annual "Easter Around the World" celebrations.
  • 18 different communities from Macedonia, Russia (the Russian Canadian Cultural Aid Society), Serbia, Hungary, Madeira, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Slovak Republic, and others will be displaying their Easter customs: treats, costumes, music and exhibits.
  • See how these groups celebrate Easter with special events and customs.
  • Learn egg decorating techniques, buy baked goods like Easter breads and cakes from different countries, and learn about various Easter traditions.

For more information call: 416-368-8743
Official Site:

Happy Easter!


The Arts Junction: Toronto: Easter Traditions Around the World 2006

Great photos from flickr:

Ukrainian Easter Eggs (pysanky)
Pysanka painting is a widely practiced form of decorative art in Ukraine.
Photo © Oksana Shlakhter
Uploaded on March 13, 2007

Colourful Easter Decorating Crafts
Photo © Oksana Shlakhter
Uploaded on March 13, 2007

Sharing Easter Traditions: Create your own personalized pysanky as works of art
Photo © Oksana Shlakhter
Uploaded on March 13, 2007

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