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. The blessed food is served on Easter Sunday Brunch, once the fast is broken after the morning Easter Liturgy.
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Eastern Europeans love their Easter Ham, along with the Kobasa (smoked pork sausage), eggs, Paska, and all the other goodies, they arrange in their Easter Basket for blessing, and then feast on it, during Easter Sunday brunch.
Kobasa is a very popular food in Eastern Europe, and fairly well known even here in the US.
However, as with any other ethnic foods, one will come across several different spellings and pronunciations, related to the same food item. Kobasa is one of these foods, as you can see in the title of this article: