Święconka – Blessing of the Easter Baskets

 

Holy Saturday 11:00 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets

In many Eastern European countries, it is a tradition to have a basket of food blessed on Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday. In Poland, for example, the blessing of the baskets is known as ​blessing of the Easter food, a practice dating to the 15th century or earlier, and one which is still maintained by most families in Poland on Holy Saturday.

The food items in the Easter basket, as well as at the Easter Sunday breakfast where the blessed food is eaten, have special significance.

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