Easter is one of the most important Christian festival commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated the first Sunday after the first spring full. (The exact calculation of the date on which begins Easter is given below).
Easter's symbols and ornaments:
- Bread - also symbolizes the Body of Christ, is a sign of affluence
- Horseradish - along with butter is a symbol of bitterness and sweetness of the death and resurrection.
- Salt - a symbol of abundance and hospitality
- Meats - symbolize the ending of Lent. Pork, acc. Neweraniego symbolizes the 'liberation from the yoke of the rights of Orthodox Jews'
Customs and traditions of Easter
Easter is probably the holidays, which are associated with the largest number of customs and traditions. This is a painting and the blessing of eggs, sharing the egg, Easter breakfast, Emmaus, Rękawka (Krakow fun in the Tuesday after Easter), śmigus-dyngus, Siuda Baba, funeral and hanging żuru herring at the end of Lent, hanging or drowning of Judas, Christmas orders.