While we were out taking a nice walk after our meal, we happened to come across this particular event which was held as part of a special Easter celebration.
The Lausanne Services Industriels (SI, equivalent to Singapore Power in Singapore) in conjunction with the Association Romande des Familles d’Enfants atteints d’un Cancer(Association of Families in French-speaking Switzerland who have children with cancer) decided to hold the Mosaïques de Pâques (Easter Mosaics) in Ouchy. They were hoping to raise funds by selling 66,000 eggs to make giant mosaics featuring a very famous cartoon character in French-speaking Switzerland, called ‘Titeuf‘. It seems they succeeded in doing so, thus breaking the record of 45,000 eggs set in 2001. More than CHF20,000 was collected during the event.
If you can read French and is interested in reading the short article about the event, you can click on this link.
If not, well…..you can just enjoy these photos lah! 😀
People of all ages placing the colourful eggs (not real ones!) on the designated slots.
And seeing them doing so, we were tempted to do so, too. So we did our part for the good cause by purchasing some eggs, CHF1 a piece …
… and placing them on the mosaics.
One of the stalls that were selling the eggs sponsored by the Lausanne SI and the full picture of the intended egg mosaics.
ps: Just to share, Titeuf is the boy with the blonde jambul (hair that is swept upward) in the picture. The comic book character was created by a Swiss who was born in Geneva and is even more popular than Tintin or Asterix in term of library loans, here!
pssst: And in case you wonder how the Easter eggs that I received from my visitors on Friday look like, unwrapped…
They look too pretty to eat …no?
And I just love the imprint of ivy leaves on one of the eggs.