On Easter Saturday, which has a different date each year, Polish families bring food to church to be blessed. People bring baskets with bread, sausages, eggs, salt, and horseradish, and each of the components has its own symbolic meaning. As long as Jesus Christ sacrificed himself to save mankind from suffering on this day, Easter is actually a holiday of mixed sorrow and joy.
Easter eggs symbolise the beginning of the new life, the salt is a weapon against bad spirits and misleading ideas, and the bread symbolises the body of Jesus. The traditional mass called Resurrection is held in churches of Krakow, whereas the secular traditions, such as Rekawka or Siuda Baba, take place all around the city.