Decoration of Easter Staple Part of Old Polish Tradition in Brooklyn Parish

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This weekend one church in Borough Park will take part in a centuries-old Polish tradition blessing Easter baskets.

The families at St. Frances de Chantal Church have been decorating the baskets with flowers and other festive touches, before filling them with meats, cheese, holy water, eggs and chocolate.

But parishioners tell Currents News the bright colors and delicious smells aren’t for show.

There’s a special meaning behind each item.

On Holy Saturday the parishioners will bring the baskets to church for Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mrożewski to bless them.

Then on Easter Sunday, they make meals like white borscht soup from the treats inside.