The Easter Basket of special foods (described below) is arranged on Holy Saturday, and taken to church, where a special blessing ceremony with prayers and sprinkling with Holy Water, is performed by the parish priest.
Easter is such a beautiful holiday, but here in the US, it does not get even close to the vast recognition that Christmas is showered with.
My family and I feel very lucky to be familiar with, and able to practice the Ukrainian Easter traditions. Besides the 40 days of the Great Lent, and the different church services from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, there is the traditional Easter Basket Blessing,which takes place at the church on Holy Saturday, or right after the Sunrise Easter Sunday Liturgy, in other parishes.
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY READERS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WHO CELEBRATE EASTER THIS SUNDAY.
KHYSTOS VOSKRES – VOISTYNU VOSKRES!