The Largest decorated Easter Egg in Brazil

You definitely won't miss this Easter egg in the Brazilian town of Pomerode.

The multicoloured attraction is now the world’s largest decorated Easter Egg, standing 15.02 m (49 ft 3 in) tall and 8.72 m (28 ft 7 in) in diameter after 48 days of construction and decorating.

The egg itself is made out of welded steel (not chocolate!), while the painted shell is made from a sandwich of foam and resin-impregnated canvas. Both the structure and the shell were built in four separate sections which were then fitted together for the official record attempt and unveiling on 9 March.

Largest decorated Easter egg construction

The attempt was organised by the local tourism body, Associação Visite Pomerode, which wanted to create awareness of the town's festival, Osterfest, and to pay tribute to a local artist famous for her painted eggs.

Largest decorated Easter Egg behind bungalow

"Pomerode is a town colonized by German immigrants, who brought the tradition of painting eggshells for Easter," said association board member, Ivan Blumenschein. "Originally, this was done by cooking eggs with dyeing herbs in the water.

"The artist Silvana Pujol, born in Pomerode, developed her very own style of painting eggshells (from hummingbirds to ostriches), and her work became iconic of eggshell painting - not only in Pomerode, but in the entire country and even abroad."

Silvana Pujol

Osterfest is an annual Easter festival in Pomerode which attracts more than 200,000 visitors during the five weeks it's on. As well as activities, workshops and shows, this year’s festival also includes the record-breaking egg which will be on display until May.

"An eggshell painted by Silvana was chosen as a model to be recreated in a giant-size scale," continued Ivan.Easter eggs decorated by Silvana Pujol

"The artist João Siqueira accepted the challenge to recreate her work in a 15-m egg. Siqueira is specialized in creating large scale sculptures, such as the ones used in Brazilian Carnival."

This is not the first time the Pomerode festival has broken a record.

Joao Siqueria working on the giant egg

In 2017, organisers achieved the largest Easter egg tree with 82,404 decorated eggs hanging from it.

Largest Easter egg tree

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Largest decorated Easter egg reflection