Paska (that literally in Ukrainian means Easter) is called sweet bread that people always eat on Easter Day. Paska can be of different shapes as well as contain various ingredients, depending on the region of the country. The dough may contain such components as vanilla, rum, ginger, citron, and saffron. But usually, it consists of butter, eggs, milk, flour, yeast, and sugar. Moreover, it can be decorated with Christian symbols, dough ornaments or white glaze. There are lots of recipes of Paska and everyone is unique. Every family has its own way of preparing this baking.
The recipes pass from generation to generation, so lots of them are old and original. Every Easter morning, Ukrainians put Paska with the other products (eggs, sausage, butter, etc.) into the basket and bring it to church for a blessing. Actually, the given nation is very religious, especially in the West of the country. In Canada, for instance, people usually bake two kinds of Easter bread which are Babka and Paska.
It is also widespread in the East European countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and many more. Besides, it is also common among immigrants of the USA, UK, and Canada.