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      Vickimp




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      Registered: March 2007
      Location: NW, PA (aka SNOWbelt)
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      My husband's family is Slovak and have some interesting traditions for the holidays. This page details our Easter celebration.


      Journaling: Grandma and Grandpa's family came to
      America from Czechoslovakia,
      and they brought some of
      their Slovak traditions with
      them. Every Easter, we go
      to Grandma's house for our Slovak Easter
      dinner. Grandma puts all the food in an
      Easter basket and takes it to church to be
      blessed by her priest. Then she brings it home
      and we eat it. Each item in the basket represents something in the Resurrection Story. The Pascha (Easter bread) is symbolic of Christ who is our true Bread of Life; Ham is symbolic of the great joy and abundance of Easter; Hrudka (egg cheese) represents the moderation that Christians should have in all things; Kolbasi: indicative of God's favor and generosity; Butter is often shaped into a lamb or is decorated with a cross. It reminds us of the goodness of Christ that we should
      have toward all things. Pysanki (Easter Eggs):
      Eggs are symbolic of new life & resurrection;
      Chrin (Horesradish) mixed with grated beets,
      symbolic of the Passion of Christ,
      but sweetened because of
      the Resurrection. This bitter-
      sweet mixture represents the
      sufferings of Christ. Salt: enhances
      flavor reminding the Christian of his duty to others.



      Christos Voskrese! Voistinu Voskrese!
      (Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed!)


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