Holy Saturday in Poland
What Do People Do?
Many people in Poland bring baskets filled with Easter food to their churches for a special blessing on Holy Saturday. It is traditionally believed that baskets should at least include bread, eggs, salt, smoked meat, cheese, horseradish, and cake. Some people add chocolate and fruit to their Easter basket these days.
Holy Saturday is not an official public holiday in Poland.
Many Christians in Poland and in other countries worldwide observe Holy Saturday, which is the day before Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
Easter eggs symbolize rebirth and life’s victory over death, while bread symbolizes Jesus Christ’s body. Smoked meat is believed to give good health, wealth, and fertility, while salt wards off evil. Cheese represents friendship, horseradish symbolizes strength and fitness, and cake signifies skills.
About Holy Saturday in other countriesRead more about Holy Saturday.
Holy Saturday Observances
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Quick FactsHoly Saturday, which is the day before Easter Sunday, is observed in many parts of Poland.
Holy Saturday 2017Saturday, April 15, 2017
Holy Saturday 2018Saturday, March 31, 2018
Name in other languages
- Easter Day – Sunday, April 16, 2017
- Easter Monday – Monday, April 17, 2017
- Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 2017