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UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC EASTER CUSTOMS

EASTER OR VELYKDEN OCCUPIES THE CENTRAL POINT IN THE LITURGICAL
YEAR. ON EASTER SUNDAY THERE IS A PROCESSION AROUND THE CHURCH IN
THE EARLY MORNING. IT COMMEMORATES THE PROCESSION OF THE MYRRH
BEARING WOMEN, TO THE TOMB OF JESUS. EASTER BREAD OR "PASKA"
IS BLESSED AND EATEN, IT REPRESENTS CHRIST. EASTER EGGS OR "PYSANKY"
ARE DELICATELY AND INTRICATELY HAND PAINTED. THE ORIGIN OF THE
CUSTOM TO PAGAN UKRAINE HAD PAINTED EGG REPRESENTING THE RESURRECTION
TO A NEW LIFE OF NATURE IN THE SPRING. PYSANKY ARE EXCHANGED
THROUGHOUT THE THREE DAYS OF THE EASTER HOLIDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY,
AND TUESDAY, WITH THE FAMILIAR GREETINGS "KHRYSTOS VOSKRES" TO
WHICH THE RECIPIENT REPLIES "VOISTYNU VOSKRES". THIS MEANS "CHRIST
IS RISEN" AND "HE IS RISEN INDEED". THE WHOLE WEEK AFTER EASTER IS
"ZAHALNYTSIA" OR COMPACT WEEK. MEAT WAS ORIGINALLY ALLOWED TO BE
EATEN.

Submitter comment: THIS CELEBRATION HAS CHANGED VERY LITTLE OVER THE YEARS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Monday Dyngus
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Tuesday Revenge Day
BELIEF -- Moon
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 02-00-1974

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BLACK FAST

BEFORE EASTER , EASTERN ORTHODOX CATHOLICS REFRAIN FROM EATING MEAT
OR MEAT PRODUCTS INCLUDING EGGS, MILK AND FISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): LENTEN ABSTINENCE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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EASTER BUNNY

THE EASTER BUNNY (MY PARENTS) WOULD VISIT OUR HOUSE THE NIGHT
BEFORE EASTER MORNING. HE WOULD LEAVE BRIGHTLY COLORED EGGS,
ONES THAT I HAD DECORATED THE NIGHT BEFORE HIDDEN IN VARIOUS
SPOTS IN THE HOUSE, ALONG WITH BASKETS OF CHOCOLATES, JELLY
BEANS, AND OTHER CANDIES. I WOULD THEN FIND THESE GOODIES,
MY PARENTS ALSO USED TO GET LIVE BUNNIES FROM MY UNCLE'S RABBIT
FARM THAT WOULD BE HIDDEN IN THE HOUSE,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Bunny

Date learned: 0001950S

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ON EASTER SATURDAY, THE DAY BEFORE EASTER, WE TAKE FOOD TO CHURCH
TO BE BLESSED. EVERYONE SHARED THIS FOOD THE NEXT MORNING FOR
BREAKFAST, HARD BOILED EGGS, HAM, BREAD, BUTTER, SALT, ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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POLISH CUSTOM

ALL FOOD FOR EASTER MORNING MEAL IS BLESSED ON EASTER SATURDAY.THE
TRADITIONAL MEAL CONSISTS OF BOILED HAM, HARD BOILED EGGS, BUTTER,
SALT, PEPPER, COFFEE CAKE AND COFFEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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EASTER CUSTOM

ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING THERE WERE NO EASTER BASKETS , BUT CHOCOLATE
RABBITS WERE CAREFULLY HIDDEN AROUND THE HOUSE. THE CHILDREN HAD TO
HUNT FOR THESE AND COULD KEEP WHAT THEY FOUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 10-14-1972

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POLISH EASTER CUSTOM

POLISH PEOPLE TAKE THEIR EASTER BASKETS TO CHURCH DURING THE
EASTER SEASON TO HAVE THEM BLESSES BY THE PARISH PRIEST. ALL
FOOD MUST BE EATEN AFTER IT IS BLESSED. IT MAY NOT BE THROWN AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 03-00-1979

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NA GROMNICZNE PO LODZIE NA WELKANOC PO WODZIE. (ON FEB. 2, THE
PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AND CANDLEMAS, IF YOU WALK
ON ICE, EASTER WILL BE WET.)

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN POLAND AS A CHILD. INFORMANT SAYS HE WATCHES THE WEATHER
AND PARTIALLY BELIEVES THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 02-07-1980 ; 00-00-1934

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EASTER BREAD-ITALIAN

THIS BREAD IS MADE BY FIRST BRAIDING THE DOUGH AND THEN FORMING IT
INTO A DOUGHNUT SHAPE. FOUR RAW EGGS ARE PLACED IN THE BRAID WITH
CROSSES MADE OF DOUGH PLACED OVER THEM. IT IS THEN BAKED.
THE HOLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BREAD IS FILLED WITH EASTER GRASS AND
EASTER CANDY BEFORE SERVED ON EASTER.

Submitter comment: THIS BREAD CAN ALSO BE MADE IN A LARGE QUANTITY AND SENT TO
NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS AS EASTER GIFTS. MY MOTHER STILL CARRIES ON
THIS TRADITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications

Date learned: 00001970S

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EASTER BUNNY, BASKET, EGGS; LILLIES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 10-07-1968

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POLISH

POLISH EASTER CUSTOMS INCLUDE THE CONSECRATING OF
FOLK PASTRY, THE DECORATING AND GIVING OF THE
EASTER EGGS, AND THE CREMONIAL EATING OF CERTAIN
BLESSED FOODS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOLK PASTRY=OPLATKI?

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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