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Eastern Slovakia
Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogical Research

Good Friday Customs

Jim Dvorovy writes...

When we stopped in to visit my Grandnother on Good Friday before Easter, always had a glove of garlic, salt, honey and paska (bread) on the table and we always had to dip the garlic in the salt, bite.

We always had a glove of garlic, salt, honey and paska(bread) on the table on Good Friday.

We always had to dip the garlic in the salt, bite it, and then dip a piece of the bread in the honey and eat it.

Along a similar, but yet different idea, my grandfather use to start every morning with a piece of raw bacon sprinkled with paprika, a piece of bread with salt sprinkled on it, and one precise shot of whiskey.

He was in his late 80's while doing this, and he pretended the highlight of the day was when I would join him for bacon/paprika and salted bread.

Don't tell anyone, but he would even give me a small taste of the whiskey from time to time. (grin) I have often wondered if this was a custom?

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