Photo by Mandy Yokim

Posvar Hall
March 5
Noon – 4 p.m.

One terrific way to celebrate the approaching Vernal Equinox (20 more days!), explore diverse ethnic traditions and spark your creativity as a family is at this weekend’s unique Spring Festival of the Egg.

Photo by Mandy Yokim
Photo by Mandy Yokim

Setting up shop at Wesly W. Posvar Hall in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh campus, the free family event runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and is open to all ages.

During the festive and colorful afternoon, families will learn about how the spring season is welcomed in many different countries around the world through rich cultural traditions, hands-on art-making activities, interactive displays and more.

Children will design their own traditional Easter eggs during decorating workshops, as they learn about authentic egg-making traditions celebrated in Austria, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia.

Next, kids can watch live palm weaving demonstrations, and learn the art of origami paper folding, Easter paper cutting, spring flower making and more.

In between all of the spring-themed crafting, families can check out the festival’s Old World Easter egg display and sale, peruse egg decorating dyes, supplies and instruction books and enjoy tasty treats at the on-site ethnic pastry sale.

Posvar Hall is located at 230 S. Bouquet Street, next to Hillman Library and across from the Schenley Plaza, in Oakland.

Learn more on the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms website.

Looking for more events? Read our 12 Pittsburgh events not to miss in March feature.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.