Why is May so special for Polish students?

In May days are getting longer, there is more sun (well, at least it should be), exams are not so close yet, you can spend some time outside having a barbecue with your friends and so on... But there is one more thing, for which every student is waiting for the whole year. It is called JUWENALIA.

Wet Monday tradition

Lany poniedziałek, called also Śmigus-dyngus is an old Polish tradition. People pour water on each other. It starts early in the morning. Everyone wants to get up early and be the first to wake all the family with water. Small water toys, water guns, glasses of water or even bucket of water can be used! … Czytaj dalej Wet Monday tradition

Easter in Poland

Easter is in Poland both religious and family festival. All family gathers at the table full of special delicious dishes and celebrates together. It can be either the closest family, or grandpas, all aunts, auncles and cousins. Easter breakfast The most important is Easter breakfast. It can begin with a short pryer, reading from the … Czytaj dalej Easter in Poland

Blessing of Easter Foods

In Poland there is quite unique custom. Although it is not well-known in many countries, it has a very long tradition. Blessing of food is rooted in the 7th century. In 12th century it contained bread and eggs blessing. The oldest information confirming this tradition in Poland can be found in 13th and 14th century. … Czytaj dalej Blessing of Easter Foods

Triduum christian celebrations

The direct preparation for Easter celebration of Jesus Resurrection is called Triduum. It connects three days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. How does it look like in Scotland and Poland? Maundy Thursday Religion On Maundy Thursday Catholics celebrate Solemn Mass of Lord's Supper. It has to memorise the Last Supper, which Jesus celebrated … Czytaj dalej Triduum christian celebrations

Just before Easter

I promised some of my new friends to write about Easter in Poland. Easter in Poland is celebrated with all family. There is a communal breakfast, but that's not all! Usually there is a holiday from Friday to Monday (inclusive). But students at schools and sometimes at the universities may have free Thursday too. As … Czytaj dalej Just before Easter