The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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POLISH HOLY SATURDAY- SAMPLES OF THE EASTER BREAKFAST ARE TAKEN TO
THE CHURCH TO BE BLESSED AND ARE THEN MIXED WITH THE REST OF THE
BREAKFAST ON EASTER MORNING
Date learned: 00-00-1972
THE DAY BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY THE POLISH PEOPLE MAKE A LOT OF PUNCHKIE
AND EAT ALL OF THEM BECAUSE YOU CAN,T EAT ON ASH WEDNESDAY.
|Subject headings:||CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F633 F633.12|
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- P663 P663.12
Holy Saturday Blessing of Food
The Saturday before Easter in the Polish community is called
Holy Saturday. A loaf of bread, usually home made, butter, salt,
pepper, colored eggs and water in a small bottle are taken to
church in a basket lined with linen cloth to be blessed. This is
the only food that is allowed to be eaten that day. It is a day of
prayer and not celebration.
This custom has been followed for many generations. It is
still a day of mourning for Christ who has not yet risen from the
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- P663 P663.12|
Date learned: 01-29-1992