Saturday, April 15, 2017

Polish Easter Basket and Easter Books

My first Święconka
Polish parishioners have shared this early-medieval tradition with our Anglo community. This year, I adopted this richly symbolic custom and prepared my first Święconka, meaning the blessing of the Easter Baskets.
The Baskets contain a sampling of Easter foods to be blessed on Holy Saturday for gatherings on Easter Sunday, but you can add additional items to the basket such as a good Easter Book.
The food in the Polish Easter Basket is similar to the Jewish Passover Menu. 

The foods in the baskets have a symbolic meaning as follow:
Eggs - symbolize life and Christ's resurrection
Bread - symbolic of Jesus
Lamb - represents Christ
Salt - represents purification.
Horseradish - symbolic of the bitter sacrifice of Christ
Ham - symbolic of great joy and abundance

One excellent advice to prepare the Easter Basket for children is: 
"My favorite rule for an Easter basket is something to read, something for prayer, something to do, and something to wear. Within that rule, you can create something that fits the child’s age and interests, and your budget every year." 

We are all connected in one way or another in faith and traditions.This year, I selected these readings to celebrate diverse traditions during Easter's Sunday: 

Read: Tekla’s Easter  (1962) and Catherine’s Pascha (2015) Children's Stories.

Both books tell the story of one little girl who is celebrating Easter. 
The Eastern and Western point of view had one thing in common: 
Celebrate Easter with family and church community.

For dessert what about and individual Easter Bread?

Todos estamos conectados de una manera u otra en la fe y tradiciones. Este año, he seleccionado estas lecturas para celebrar diversas tradiciones durante el domingo de Pascua. 
Celebremos nustras tradiciones y comidas durante las Festividades.

CookingActivity - Recetas


Happy Easter :) Felices Pascuas :)
Joyeuses Pâques :) Buona Pasqua :)

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