Easter in Poland


                                    Our traditions

***On the Holy Saturday visits to symbolic tombs of...
Easter basket




The Easter Basket is one of the unique Easter traditions in Poland.     The
basket is prepared the Satur...
Blessing
Polish Easter eggs




Polish pisanka (plural pisanki) is a common name for an egg
ornamented using various techniques.
The custom of colouring eggs for Easter is an important
tradition in Poland.




Drapanki or skrobanki are made by scratch...
Naklejanki or nalepianki are decorated with petals of
elderberry, scraps of colourful paper (including wycinanki) or with
...
Oklejanki or wyklejanki

are decorated with bulrush pith or yarn.
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Easter in Poland

  1. 1. Easter in Poland Our traditions ***On the Holy Saturday visits to symbolic tombs of Christ ,that are made in churches, are traditional in Poland. *** The custom of colouring eggs for Easter is very important in Poland. *** On Easter Sunday morning the Christians take part in the procession around the church and in the holy mess called Resurrection. We also gather to have the Easter breakfast. First we eat the blessed food from the basket. Sharing a boiled egg with relatives is a national tradition. *** Cakes are important ingredients of Easter breakfast: yeast cakes called “baby” and “mazurki” are prepared only for those occasion. *** Easter Monday, it is Smigus-Dyngus or Lany Poniedziałek - "Wet Monday". During all the day, it is allowed to throw water on the others! The best thing is to stay at home all the day. Formerly, Smigus-Dyngus in the Polish culture symbolized a popular tradition: men tried to put the water on girls whom they liked, showing them their interest and feelings. This tradition is still popular in the country.
  2. 2. Easter basket The Easter Basket is one of the unique Easter traditions in Poland. The basket is prepared the Saturday before Easter Sunday. The basket, stashed with coloured eggs, bread, cake, salt, paper and white sausages, is taken to the church to have it blessed. This tradition stems from the belief that the Great Lent, which is the forty day fast before Easter, is not over until the basket has been blessed. Easter basket is eaten by the family on the Easter Sunday Breakfast.
  3. 3. Blessing
  4. 4. Polish Easter eggs Polish pisanka (plural pisanki) is a common name for an egg ornamented using various techniques.
  5. 5. The custom of colouring eggs for Easter is an important tradition in Poland. Drapanki or skrobanki are made by scratching the surface with a sharp tool to reveal the white of the egg shell.
  6. 6. Naklejanki or nalepianki are decorated with petals of elderberry, scraps of colourful paper (including wycinanki) or with patches of cloth. Popular in Lowicz and the surrounding area. Pisanki are created by drawing (Polish: pisanie) on an egg shell covered with a layer of molten wax, or alternately drawing designs with wax on a bare egg. The egg is then submerged into a dye.
  7. 7. Oklejanki or wyklejanki are decorated with bulrush pith or yarn.

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