The feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) or Boze Cialo is observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday all over Poland. Houses, doorways, and windows are decorated with greenery, flowers, and holy pictures and makeshift altars and shrines are built in the streets.

The feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) or Boze Cialo is observed on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday all over Poland. Houses, doorways, and windows are decorated with greenery, flowers, and holy pictures and makeshift altars and shrines are built in the streets.

Polish cemeteries are unique.  There is usually such a rich variety of graves' styles and care for the graves by alive family members anywhere else in the world.In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, even on lonely graves that no one visits.

Polish cemeteries are unique. There is usually such a rich variety of graves' styles and care for the graves by alive family members anywhere else in the world.In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, even on lonely graves that no one visits.

Another tradition of Easter is puchery or pucheroki - some villages near Krakow (Zielonki, Bibice) are famous for this tradition. The spectators choose not only the best dressed boy with the tallest cap but also the one who was the best and most convincing singer.

Another tradition of Easter is puchery or pucheroki - some villages near Krakow (Zielonki, Bibice) are famous for this tradition. The spectators choose not only the best dressed boy with the tallest cap but also the one who was the best and most convincing singer.

Polish National Cavalry 1794 Wlery Eljasz Radzikowski Photographic Reprint 10x8"…

Polish National Cavalry 1794 Wlery Eljasz Radzikowski Photographic Reprint 10x8"…

Jeszcze długo po wojnie uporządkowane już ulice prowadziły wzdłuż szpalerów sypiących się ruin i kikutów ścian, które trzeba było rozebrać. ...

Jeszcze długo po wojnie uporządkowane już ulice prowadziły wzdłuż szpalerów sypiących się ruin i kikutów ścian, które trzeba było rozebrać. ...

The tradition of burning or drowning an effigy of Marzanna to celebrate the end of winter is a folk custom that survives in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Typically taking place on the day of the vernal equinox, the rite involves setting fire to a female straw effigy, drowning it in a river, or both (...) This ritual represents the end of the dark days of winter, the victory over death, and the welcoming of the spring rebirth.

The tradition of burning or drowning an effigy of Marzanna to celebrate the end of winter is a folk custom that survives in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Typically taking place on the day of the vernal equinox, the rite involves setting fire to a female straw effigy, drowning it in a river, or both (...) This ritual represents the end of the dark days of winter, the victory over death, and the welcoming of the spring rebirth.

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