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LENTEN CUSTOM

ON HOLY SATURDAY, THERE IS A POLISH FAMILY TRADITION
WHERE THEY THANK GOD FOR HIS BLESSINGS BY BRINGING
A BASKET WITH HAM (A PIECE), A RING OF KIELBASA,
BEETS, HARD BOILED EGGS, SALT AND PEPPER, BREAD AND
A BUTTER LAMB, AND CHOCOLATE EGGS TO THE CHURCH AND
THE PRIEST BLESSES THE BASKETS. IT SYMBOLIZES THAT
YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE FOOD TO EAT ALL YEAR AND THE
BASKET IS NOT EATEN UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT MASS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; PORT CHESTER

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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