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Polish Easter Basket Blessing

Polish Easter Basket contents

If you happen to drive by a Polish church during Easter weekend, you may see much activity. The traditional blessing of the Polish Easter Basket happens on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, when foods are blessed with holy water. Ever since I received my driver’s license, I’ve been driving over to the local Polish church to get the family’s Easter Basket blessed. Our basket always contained hard boiled eggs, a little Easter “babka”, ham, kielbasa, bread, salt, butter, cheese and…

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