Ice Easter Egg - world record set by Russian sculptors
MOSCOW, Russia -- To celebrate Easter, artists
at the Gallery
of Russian Ice Sculpture at Filevskiy Park made a
two meters high Easter egg out of crystal-pure ice which weighs
800 kg and measures 90 cm in diameter and sets new world record
for the Largest
Ice Easter Egg.
Largest Ice Easter Egg is in keeping with the tradition
of Carl Fabergé, who made the famous ornate Easter eggs for
Russian Tsar Alexander III.
The artists were working in the street
when the temperature was well above zero. They had to hurry
before the ice started to melt. It took them a little more
than an hour to turn the block of ice into a beautiful Easter
Considering that the weather is still relatively
cold, the artists don’t need to worry about their creation
melting anytime soon.
The achievement was registered in the Russian
Book of Records.
The tradition of gifting paschal eggs is
widespread around the world.
In Russia people also paint eggs, and on Sunday
– as a light-hearted way of celebrating – fight them like
conkers. Whoever owns the egg that doesn’t break when tapped
by their opponent’s is the winner.