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All Saints’ Day in Poland | How Poles Celebrate the 1st of November

If you decide to visit any cemetery in Poland at the beginning of November, you will surely be taken aback by seeing that it is fully lit with thousands of candles and decorated with tons of flowers of all kinds (but mostly the Chrysanthemums). This is all because of the All Saints’ Day, a Polish tradition during which Poles from all over the country travel to their home cities to visit the graves of their deceased relatives. In Poland, the celebration takes place under the name of Wszystkich Świętych, which literally means All Saints. It is also quite common to hear people refer to this day as Dzień Zmarłych or […]

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Fat Thursday in Poland – Tłusty Czwartek Tradition

Did you know how Polish people celebrate the last Thursday of February? They eat heaps of doughnuts! Yes, that’s true, Poles love their doughnuts 😉 It is not only a traditional Catholic Christian feast marking the last Thursday before Lent but is also associated with the celebration of Carnival! Fat Thursday is a literal translation of the name Tłusty Czwartek which can give you an outlook on how this day looks like 😉 People are getting out of their homes and work seeking for those delicious pączki. By the way, if you reading this while in Poland you also have to take part in the hunt 😉 When wandering around town, you will find […]

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