While you were scoping out your spring break destinations, we bet you totally forgot to research the holiday traditions of those faraway locales. Easter‘s right around the corner, and it turns out we’re not the only ones obsessed with decorating eggs. We’re sharing some of the prettiest and most ornate Easter eggs from across the globe, so hold on to your Easter baskets and get ready to take a trip around the world in 20 decorated eggs.

ukrainian eggs

1. Ukraine: These super ornate eggs are decorated with wax to create original Ukrainian folk designs. Anyone want to try it with us? (via Luba Petrusha)

japanese eggs

2. Japan: If you’re decorating eggs in Japan, you paste strips of paper onto the egg to make your designs. It kinda reminds us of this washi tape project. (via Janssen Designs)

greek eggs

3. Greece: In Greece, they dye their eggs blood red for Easter and guests bump them end to end. If your shell stays intact, it means you’ll have good luck. (via Festibrate)

Easter Feast at Hollókő, Hungary

4. Hungary: If you thought those designs look like they belong on a quilt, you’re right. Hungarians try to mimic traditional embroidery patterns on their Easter eggs. (via The Hungarian Girl)

latvia eggs

5. Latvia: Believe it or not, those watercolor-looking eggs were dyed using onion skins. Way to go, Latvia. (via Latvia)

french eggs

6. France: Haux, France is known for making a very, very large omelet every Easter. We’re talking 4,500 eggs here — WOW. (via My Heritage)


7. Czech Republic: This master egg decorating technique requires weaving thin wires around empty egg shells. (via Kerry Kubilius/About)

polish eggs

8. Poland: Using a sharp knife to scratch pictures into eggs doesn’t seem like the easiest way to decorate them, but that’s exactly how you do it in Poland. (via Dabble)

Romanian easter eggs. Bucharest, Roamnia, Southeastern Europe.

9. Romania: These gorgeous eggs are very similar to the Easter eggs from Ukraine, with Romanian culture and traditions. (via Mstyslav Chernov/Wikipedia Commons)

swiss eggs

10. Switzerland: The Swiss believe that wells are a source of life. Since Easter is celebrating new life, it makes sense that they decorate their wells with Easter eggs. (via Maburg)

egyptian eggs

11. Egypt: Eating colored, boiled eggs is an Easter tradition that dates back all the way to the Pharaohs. Using vegetables to color the eggs gives them an extra little oomph in taste. (via Escapade Through Egypt)

mexican eggs

12. Mexico: Easter confetti? That’s what these eggs from Mexico provide. They’re called cascarones, and they’re so much fun to smash on your friends’ heads. (via Shelterness)

bulgaria eggs

13. Bulgaria: If you live in Bulgaria, you’d better like hard boiled eggs, because you exchange these wax-covered beauties instead of chocolate on Easter. (via BNR)

germany eggs

14. Germany: In some parts of Germany, you’ll see these trees absolutely covered in colored Easter eggs. We think this needs to be implemented here in the States. (via Voices from Russia)

croatian eggs

15. Croatia: The one thing that sets Croatian Easter eggs apart from all the others is the super bright colors they use to paint them. Teach us, please. (via Croatia Tourism)

african egg

16. South Africa: This is the Diepkloof egg that was decorated probably 60,000 years ago, and is still displaying its beauty today. (via Zaqarbal/Wikipedia)

canada egg

17. Canada: Yes, that is a giant egg. It’s actually the largest in the world, and it’s found in Alberta, Canada. Road trip, anyone? (via Doreus en Alberta)

slovenia egg

18. Slovenia: If you want to see some next-level egg decorating, check out these Slovenian masters, who carve out designs from empty eggshells. (via Voices from Russia)

russian egg

19. Russia: You’ve probably heard of the famous Fabergé eggs. They’re possibly the most ornate and beautifully decorated eggs to date. (via Nate D. Sanders)

us eggs

20. United States: Back here at home, we only wish we were attending the president’s annual Easter egg roll. They design a new egg every year, and if you’re lucky, you can get the president’s signature on yours. (via Lessons Learned from the Flock)

Have you witnessed any unique Easter traditions while traveling? Got a fun Easter tradition of your own? Tell us about them below!