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Only in Print: Religious Symbolism Found Inside The Polish Easter Basket

The Easter lamb is often the centerpiece of the Holy Saturday basket and the Easter Sunday feast for the Polish. The lamb figurine can be made out of sugar, butter, plastic, or plaster. (Photo: Erin DeGregorio)

WINDSOR TERRACE — Though a secular Easter basket is often filled with chocolates and jellybeans, the contents found within a Polish Easter basket hold deeper religious meanings.

Some Polish Easter basket staples include decorated eggs, bread (symbolizing Jesus, the Bread of Life), horseradish (symbolic of the Passion of Christ) …

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