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Kulich [in Russian кулич meaning "Easter cake"] is a kind of Easter bread, traditional in the Orthodox Christian faith Ч Russia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, etc.

Left: Kulich.

It is baked in tall, cylindrical tins (like coffee or fruit juice tins), and when cooled is decorated with white icing (which is slightly drizzled down the sides), colourful flowers, and XB (the traditional Easter greeting of ’ристос воскресе, "Christ is Risen") is decorated on the side. Kulich is only eaten during the 40 days after Paskha (Easter) until Pentecost.

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Traditionally during the Easter service, the kulich, which has been put into a basket and decorated with colourful flowers, is blessed by the priest. Leftover kulich that isn't blessed is eaten with Paskha for dessert. Blessed kulich is eaten before breakfast each day.

Left: Kuliches are being blessed at Easter.



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