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Easter in Poland.

Easter is the most important annual religious feast. According to Christian scripture, Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.

People send Easter cards to their friends and family.

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Easter is preceded by forty days of Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday. The Sunday before Easter is called Palm Sunday and this day is the beginning of Holy Week. Just before Easter there is Good Friday which celebrates crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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A very interesting custom is maintained on Saturday when people go to the church in order to have their food blessed. This tradicional food is above all eggs which are painted in different colours and patterns, ham or sausage, bread and piece of Easter cake with raisins.
The central day of Easter is Easter Sunday - the Christian feast of the Resurrection of Jesus. On this day many families gather together at

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Generally presents are not given on Easter, except for some region of Poland for example Wielkopolska where chocolate eggs and sweats are given to children by rabbits.

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The symbol of Easter are eggs, rabbits and chicks.

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The day after Easter is known as Easter Monday. On this day there is a custom of sprinkling water relatives and friends. It is the last day of Easter celebration.