Polish Easter's traditions

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by savetonight, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. savetonight

    savetonight Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2014
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    I decided to write something about Polish Easter’s traditions. That’s a good time because everyone can describe how different Easter in her country is and of course you can get know better some European’s traditions.

    Easter is the most important religious holiday here. It may seems to be werid for someone but here the Easter’s symbol isn’t a bunny but lamb and egg. Children get some sweets from everyone, the most common is chocolate egg or sugar lamb. That’s a great time to meet your family and gather together to celebrate it. On Friday there’s a fast which mean you are not allow to eat any meat for this day. On Holy Saturday we prepare special Easter baskets. The baskets contain eggs, bread, meat, salt, horseradish and a figure of lamb made of sugar or cake, which represent the Lamb of God – Jesus Christ. The baskets are decorated with white cloth and box twigs. Once a basket is ready, it is taken to a local church where a priest blesses it with holy water. Holy Sunnday is time to rest, be with your family and eat all tasty dishes. There is a traditional breakfast with your family which contain: eggs, żurek (is a soup made of soured rye flour and meat, usually boiled pork sausage or pieces of smoked sausage,backon or ham. It is sometimes served in an edible bowl made of bread). Children beat boiled egg with an egg if the shell will break this egg lose. The last day is wet Monday (śmigus-dyngus or Dyngus day).Traditionally, people throw water over others.

    And what are your Easter’s traditions?

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