After 40 days of Lent comes the Easter holiday. It begins with Palm Sunday. On Good Friday people are supposed not to eat meat.
On Easter Saturday we go to church to bless eggs and other food, which are earlier papered and put in a colorful basket. To the basket we put also some bread, meat or a sausage, some sweats and salt. Easter eggs are a symbol of the new life.
Eggs are painted and decorated with different patterns. These colorful eggs are called "pisanki" or „kruszonki".
On Easter Saturday people visit also the tomb of Jesus Christ. Tradition says that the tomb must be looked after young boys or men the whole night before the Easter Sunday.
Nowadays, the Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first spring full moon, but in the past the Christians celebrated it at the time of Jewish Passover.
On Easter Sunday morning the Christians take part in the procession around the church and in the holy mess called Resurrection.
We also gather to have the Easter breakfast. We eat the blessed food from the baskets. There is also a lamb on the table which symbolizes Jesus Christ
To the modern tradition belongs an Easter bunny. Children believe that bunny brings them some presents such as sweets or small chocolate eggs
On Easter Monday boys splash girls with water. It is an old tradition which dates back from the antiquity Our forefathers splashed fields with water to weak up The Earth Mother. Nowadays, this funny tradition is called "Smingus dyngus".
But some of us, especially girls, sometimes are tired of it. Easter is the oldest and the most important Christian holiday.