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Celebrating Easter Gift Basket Traditions

Many of us have treasured holiday traditions – like enjoying Christmas Eve dinner together, whipping up pork on New Year’s Day, and filling an Easter basket with candy treats and Easter dinner goodies. We decided to do a bit of research on some of the common Easter Gift Basket traditions out there, and were so pleased to see such rich tradition only continuing – it’s really interesting!

Blessing Of The Easter Basket – Eastern Europe brought us the Christian “blessing of the Easter basket” tradition that was brought to the United States by Polish-Americans. Many Christians would gather together before the Easter holiday in their respective churches waiting for their priest to bless their Easter baskets. Many churches continue to recognize the importance of this tradition and do have blessing of the basket services.

Easter Gift Basket Food Traditions – One of our favorite parts of the Easter holiday has always been the food, and oh, enjoying delicious food on Easter has been a long-standing tradition. Some of the traditional foods you’ll find inside Easter gift baskets include:

  • Pysanky eggs
  • Krashanky eggs – dyed hard boiled eggs (like the ones you made as a kid with Mom!)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter – usually resembles a lamb
  • Cheese
  • Horseradish
  • Ham and various smoked meats
  • Kielbasa

A newer tradition has been to include Easter chocolate goodies, such as those hollow chocolate bunnies we all love and adore, along with any kind of special jewelry or mementos.

Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs – The depiction of a large bunny delivering Easter eggs on Easter morning is another time-honored tradition. The Easter bunny – and eggs – are both symbols that reflect the Springtime sense of renewal and fertile soil. We just happen to include a bit more chocolate in our Easter Gift Baskets these days!

In a world so full of change, it’s refreshing to see wonderful Easter traditions still being continued. We’re all for new traditions being created and added in, and we hope you’ll make choosing a beautiful Easter gift basket from BisketBaskets.com one of them this year!

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