So many of you liked our picture of our Polish Easter Basket (pictured on the left). But what has this go to do with Tatry Group?
Well, as some of you may know we were founded by a husband and wife team. The husband is from Ireland, hence the green. And the wife is from South Poland, hence the name Tatry.
The Tatry (Tatra in Polish) mountains are the highest in Poland and cover the southern border with Slovakia. But anyway, that’s enough about our Polish connections – lets talk more about these Easter Baskets of Food.
These baskets usually contain bread, eggs, ham, lamb-shaped cake, sausages, salt, horseradish, and chocolate. The baskets are decorated with white serviettes and flowers or willow branches and taken to church to be blessed by the priest.
The tradition of food blessing at Easter, which has, possibly originated from a pagan ritual with early-medieval roots in Christian society is said to date from the 7th century in its basic form.
After the blessing, the food is usually set aside until Easter morning when the head of the house shares the blessed egg – symbol of life – with family and friends.