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Halupki Festival 2013

Helen Jean Cooley of Marblehead is keeping us safe with her beautiful pysanky.

Holy Assumption Orthodox Church in Marblehead on Sunday held the annual Halupki Festival, a celebration of Carpatho-Russian foods and culture. The festival at the oldest Orthodox church in Ohio featured not only halupki (cabbage rolls) and other foods such as pierogi and poppy seed rolls, but also day-long polka music and the art of pysanky, intricately decorated Ukranian Easter eggs.

Pysanky are believed to contain great powers. There is a belief that as long as egg decorating continues, the world will exist, and that when there are many pysanky, love conquers evil. 

Halupki Festival 2013

Photos by Donna Lueke.

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