Rome in the week before Easter is full of tourists, many of whom came in the city for the Easter celebrations, and at the same time special cultural events are being organized supplementary to the traditional religious services and manifestations. The majority are of course Catholic, but an unexpected surprise occurred to me today when near the Santa Maria del Popolo church I saw a poster announcing an exhibition of Romanian Easter painted eggs organized in collaboration with the Accademia di Romania in Rome and the Romanian Peasant Museum from Bucharest.

It is actually more than a painted eggs exhibition, although the tradition of beautifully ornamenting eggs is an original form of art by itself which would have indeed justified a full exhibition.

The opportunity is used to bring in more selected objects that belong to the same space of religious arts and traditional habits where the painted eggs also belong, although not all have a direct relation with the Easter holiday and celebrations

There are traditional shirts for example, out of which I liked alot the one below.

A few icons on glass are exposed and some are really exquisite like the one below whose Last Dinner subject is also quite well fit for the occasion.

I hope that my Christian friends enjoyed this short description of the exhibition. I wish them all a Happy Easter!