According to ancient precepts central to the Easter table was set to occupy a lamb among the grass grown with oats or watercress. It is set around the dish: eggs, sausage, smoked and steamed, smoked, or cooked bacon, ham and other cured meats and grated horseradish - white and red with beets, and at the end of the dough. Do not go back to the sixteenth century to see the then oak tables at which sat a hundred people. From old records we learn that we would find there, "the six bowls of silver, works great (...) meat, smoked pork rump (...), okrąglutkich two piglets, sausage least four cubits long rows ustrojone (...) święconych eggs and eggs painted in various color, but most of the cancer. " Former and cakes and pies. Also told stories of food: cakes made of Pontius Pilate took out the sausage from the pocket of Mohammed. Then there was the twelve apostles or angels.
Easter Monday takes place in Poland in the playful atmosphere. After a long 40 days of penance and sacrifice, and after a sublime celebration of Holy Week, and finally wakes up from hibernation joy. Śmigus Dyngus a day of great watering with water. There are both Christian and pagan interpretation of this custom. Before the Christianization Polish tradition cultivated in the rural areas women splattering water, the type of symbolic cleansing to celebrate the coming of spring. According to another legend śmigus Dyngus recalls the baptism of Mieszko I in 966 years Easter Monday, which brought Poland to Christianity.
Weary long sitting at the table of Polish children do not give in any way dispose of a few paltry drops. Is therefore no real battles using water buckets and water pistols. Anyone who accidentally comes back from the church dressed in their Sunday best and will be in the middle of the front, there is nothing to count on mercy. And if you completely wet will not want to demonstrate a sense of humor? In this respect, the tradition is silent as enchanted.