Food Blessing - Swieconka Swieconka is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. On Saturday people take to churches decorated baskets containing a sampling of traditional food to be blessed: hard-boiled shelled eggs, ham, sausage, salt, horseradish, fruits, bread and cake. Prominently displayed among these is the Easter lamb, usually molded from butter and colorful pisanki. Common foods brought for blessing include: ham, eggs, bread, butter lamb, salt, horseradish, ham, and sausage. The food blessed in the church remains untouched until Sunday morning.