Saturday, April 3, 2021

Polish Easter Basket, Recipes and Traditions

 

In our Church, Polish parishioners have shared this early-medieval tradition with our Anglo and Hispanic Community. After the traditional "Egg-Hunting," the priest blesses our "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

THE SWEETEST EASTER BASKET TREATS 

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



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?

CookingActivity - Recetas
Golden Easter Punch
Spring Parties, Easter Parties and Golden Easter Punch to celebrate the Season. I learned this recipe helping in my children's school activities as volunteer mom. Now as teacher, I make punch for spring activities or special occasions at home. Let’s celebrate Spring/Easter with a Golden Punch and bilingual literature.
Golden Easter Punch Recipe

Ingredients:
1 (46 ounce) can pineapple juice
1 (12 ounce) can orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 (6 ounce) can lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 (2 liter) bottle 7-up (or other carbonated lemon-lime beverage)
1 quart pineapple sherbet

Directions:
Mix juices and vanilla in a large punchbowl.  
Add 7-up, stirring well.
Add sherbet just before serving.
                    
                                                  Welcome Easter!
Welcome new Season, 
With colors and golden punch, 
Happy days to come!

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.
¡Felices Pascuas!
Maritza Martínez Mejía
Mother, Author, Educator and Translator
Member: FWA, SFWA, SCBWI, Board of Advisors MCBD, Delegado ANLMI
FREE Reading Activities visit: www.luzdelmes.com
Received Crystal Apple, VCB Poetry, Latino Book Awards, Author’s Talk

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