Polish Easter Traditions
How Eastern Europeans Decorate Easter Eggs - Pisanki / Pysanky
The centuries-old art of pisanki or pysanky is a wax-resist method (like batik) of decorating Easter eggs. Every Eastern European country has its version.
Polish Easter Dessert Recipes
After 40 days of fasting for Lent, Poles pull out all the stops with a feast that begins on Easter morning and doesn't end until well past Easter Monday. Polish desserts are varied and delicious. These are some of the more popular ones for Easter. Probably the most conspicuous of all the desserts is the Easter lamb cake, representing the Paschal Lamb, that takes center stage on the dining table, …
Eastern European Tradition of Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets
A tradition among many Eastern Europeans is that of having an Easter basket of food blessed on Holy Saturday.
Easy Easter Babka Recipe
This traditional Easter bread only requires one rise.
Polish Easter Eggs - Pisanki
Beautifully decorated Polish Easter eggs are known as pisanki.
Easter Babka Recipe
This Easter babka recipe is a favorite sweet bread with Poles and Russians.
Eastern European Babka Recipes
Babkas are a popular dessert year-round, but especially at Easter.
One-Rise Polish Royal Babka with Raisins Recipe - Krolewska Babka z Rodzynkami
This recipe for Polish royal babka with raisins or krolewska babka z rodzynkami needs only one rising of the yeast.
This dish is a good way to use up leftover kielbasa and kraut on Easter Monday.
This Polish Easter Monday tradition is a good excuse for the boys to "beat up" on the girls. All in good fun, of course.
Traditional Easter Babka Recipe
This slightly sweet yeast-raised confection is part cake and part bread.
Polish Easter Dinner Recipes
After the strict fasting of Lent, Poles are more than ready for a feast. In Poland, the storks are once again on the rooftops and the flowers have started to bloom. On Good Friday night, hard-cooked eggs are colored and decorated with traditional designs.
Holy Wednesday Is the Drowning of Judas Day
In Poland, Holy Wednesday is celebrated as Topienie Judasza or the Drowning of Judas Day.
How Poles Celebrate Easter
For Poles, Easter is considered the holiest day of the year. Following a 40-day Lenten fast, Easter Sunday is celebrated with church services and a feast.
Chrusciki Recipe - Crullers or Angel Wings
Chrusciki or Polish crullers are popular year-round, but especially at Easter.
Polish Whole-Egg Babka Recipe
Babkas are a popular dessert at Easter. This recipe is made with whole eggs. No more separating eggs and wondering what to do with the whites.
Polish Rum-Soaked Babka Recipe - Ponczowa
Babkas are traditionally served at Easter time in Poland. This one is soaked with a rum syrup when it is cool.
How Eastern Europeans Celebrate Easter
Here is how Poles and other Eastern Europeans celebrate Easter.
How to Make Polish Pisanki Easter Eggs for Beginners
How to make Polish pisanki Easter eggs using a simple one-dye method.
Blessing of the Palms in Poland - Niedziela Palmowa
Palm Sunday in Poland is celebrated with "palms" made of dried flowers, paper flowers, ribbons and more because, years ago, palms were not readily available in Poland.
Polish Egg Twist Bread Recipe - Chalka
This Polish egg twist bread recipe or chalka often features raisins and is featured at Easter time.