Largest Painted Easter Egg: world record set
by Suceava city
SUCEAVA City, Romania-- The town-hall of the Municipality
of Suceava inaugurated a glass-fiber Easter egg, 7.25
meters tall, 4.6 meters in diameter and weighing 1.8 tones,
decorated with traditional patterns – establishing the world
record for the Largest
Painted Easter Egg.
The Mayor of Suceava,
Ion Lungu, said that this work is a symbol for Suceava,
indicating the fact that the painting on the egg, which was
performed with the approval of IPSPimen Suceveanul,
uses the traditional colors, red symbolizing the blood of
Jesus Christ, black – eternity, and yellow – the light.
of Suceava and Radauti, IPS Pimen Suceveanul,
who performed the religious service, indicated that the world
record painted Egg is “a work of art” and spoke of the man’s
need for beauty, underlining the fact that there is no place
where the Easter eggs are painted more beautifully than in
The Chairman of the District
Council of Suceava, Gheorghe Flutur, appreciated
the effort of the municipality of performing “a monument-egg”
being a symbol for Bucovina.
“What we see here is an exteriorization
of our sensitivity, just the way we think”, Gheorghe Flutur
The representative of World Record Academy,
who homologated the record, declared: “It is a great honor
for me to represent the World Record Academy in Suceava,
in the fortress of Stefan
the Great and Saint. There is probably no other place
where the (Orthodox) Easter traditions are so well kept and
so vibrant, as here, in the heart of Bucovina."
"This was proved today as well
by the creation of this symbol of the Bucovinian traditions
– the 7.25 meter high painted Easter egg."
“On behalf of the World Record Academy,
I congratulate you for having established this new world record:
the Largest Painted Easter Egg”, stated the representative
of the World Record Academy.
She handed over to the mayor of the Municipality
of Suceava, Ion Lungu, the certificate whereby
the world record is recognized.