That day is mostly spent at home with family. In the early morning, people all went to the resuscitation, which was called for by church bells. After returning, they sit down for festive meals – breakfast and dinner, observing the principle that you can only eat dedicated dishes. The householders shared the egg, wishing themselves health and all prosperity.
It was believed that if the sun looked out for a while on Easter Sunday, it would be good weather all year round. This day is also known as the Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord.
On Easter Sunday, a solemn resurrection is celebrated in Catholic churches. After returning home, the family sits down for a festive Easter breakfast, which begins with making wishes and sharing świynconka from a basket. On the table there are Easter eggs, cold cuts and Easter pound cakes called babki. The tables are decorated with bouquets of catkins, the first spring flowers and yellowing forsythia, and colourful kroszonki.
On the Easter table, there can be no shortage of egg dishes. In ancient folk beliefs, the egg was a symbol of life, the happiness of new forces and crops. In evangelical homes, a characteristic festive meal is a festive breakfast, eaten on Sunday or Easter Monday, during which scrambled eggs with fatback and chives are served.
A tall and well-prepared babka (pound cake) is mandatory. The hostess can show such baking off because it was a symbol of perfection and testified to her culinary skills. In many houses, there was a special pie dish for baking an Easter cake in the shape of a lamb or a hare.