W dniu dzisiejszym Biblioteka w Natolinie będzie czynna tylko do godziny 17:00. Od wtorku 26-go kwietnia powrót do normalnych godzin pracy, czyli 09.00-20:45. Naszym czytelnikom składamy życzenia pogodnych i radosnych świąt Wielkiej Nocy. I jeszcze kilka słów o pisankach i dyngusie.
"The different colored eggs were called by variety of names: malowane or malowanki, when a colorful design was painted on top; or kraszone or kraszanki, when a single color [...] was used. In some areas these were called byczki. Pisanki were batik style eggs on which wax carefully applied in patterns with a stylus before they were placed in colored dyes. Other styles were known as oklejane and nalepianki, when the outside of the egg was decorated with a variety of materials such as colored paper or straw." (s. 100)
"There have been various names given to the ancient Polish Easter Monday custom of dyngus. These include śmigus, dzień świętego Lejka, oblej, or lany poniedziałek. Thay all refer to a ritual dousing with water. Chroniclers say that dyngus dates back to the time of Jerusalem when the Jews used water to disperse the Christians who had gathered together to talk of the risen Christ. Others claim it is a remnant of the times when Christians were immersed in water as a means of baptism." (s. 108)
Na podstawie: Polish customs, traditions, and folklore / Sophie Hodorowicz Knab ; foreword by Czesław Michał Krysa ; illustrations by Mary Anne Knab. New York : Hippocrene Books, c1993. ISBN 0781800684 / 0781805155 .