KOPRIVNICA, Croatia – Croatian artists were painting on Monday large Easter eggs that would go on display and be given to other countries as gifts in the run-up to the Christian feast day.
The eggs, which are either one or two meters (3.2 or 6.5 feet) in height, were decorated with traditional scenes depicting the local area.
Dragutin Kovacic, a local painter, was shown applying details to the clothing of a woman who stood amid a country landscape, while Drago Zufika painted a tall tree next to a group of people building a snowman.
Over 20 eggs have been put on display in the main square of Koprivnica, the capital of Koprivnica-Krizevci county, before being sent to other cities, including Brno in the Czech Republic and the Slovakian capital Bratislava.
In the past 11 years, local artists have painted hundreds of these eggs, which have been given to over 80 cities across Europe as a symbol of friendship.