Written by Lorraine Grochowski Kiefer Friday, 26 March 2004 17:00
Holy week customs that go back at least 1000 years are still being observed in the Delaware Valley. Many people of Polish or other Eastern European descent make a basket of Easter foods to be blessed on Holy Saturday and take it to their parish priest. This custom is a very important part of a Holy Week rich in traditions passed on from one generation to the next. This basket was called Swieconka and usually has food symbolic of the Easter holiday.