This is a good topic. Bread was important in Slavic cultures  In the past, if a Belarusian folk dropped bread on the floor, he’d  pick it, kiss it, and ask God for forgiveness. There were many beliefs and superstitions about bread. East Slavic women prayed before starting to make bread.

There are books written about beliefs and superstitions associated with bread making in eastern Slavia. Such was important the product in our cuisine.