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Polish Easter Traditions
Easter Lamb - Baranek Wielkanocny
There is nothing quite more symbolic of a Polish Easter than the Easter lamb
(Baranek Wielkanocny) with palms and the banner with cross. The Baranek
bearing a cross-emblazoned flag represents Christ Resurrection and sacrificial Paschal lamb, whose banner proclaims his victory of life over death. The lamb adorns greeting cards, sugar or butter lambs are blessed in Easter baskets and plaster lambs form the centerpiece of the swieconka table. An absolute 'must' for the Holy Saturday food blessing is the Easter lamb, usually made of sugar or butter, but it can also be a non-edible figure made of plaster, wood, cloth or plastic and should go into the basket last, because in effect it
watches over the rest of the ingredients. A lamb is a Polish traditional symbol
of Easter that has been present on Easter tables for hundreds of years.
Handpainted Wooden Eggs
One of the best-known Easter symbols is the egg, which has symbolized renewed life since ancient days. The egg is said to be a symbol of life because in all living creatures life begins in the egg.
Easter Sunday Palms
Following the six weeks of Lent (Wielki Post), Palm Sunday (Nidziela
Palmowa) is the start of Easter Holy Week for Christian followers. Brought
to the Palm Sunday mass by the parishioners, straw palms are blessed by the priest. Since the blessed palms are believed to have protective powers, they are stored with a great care at homes, usually near the holy pictures to
protect from any misfortunes people and animals. They are also kept near the
windows during the thunderstorms or hails or tucked into beehives so that the
bees will produce good honey.