In an Edmonton mall, people are watching artists create six-foot tall Easter eggs in support of a charity helping displaced Ukrainian families. From April 9 to May 9, artists will hand paint a dozen larger-than-life pysanky, or traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs. The eggs, which will be auctioned off to support the Ukrainian Canadian Social Services agency, are being decorated by a group of various Ukrainian and local artists. Mall spokesman Bo Tarasenko said that in Ukrainian tradition, artists create large pysanky in public spaces to celebrate the lead-up to Easter. "Everyone wants to kind of touch them; make sure they're real and ask if they're filled with chocolate."

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