diumenge, 23 de març de 2008

EASTER IN POLAND

Easter, also called Pascha, is the most important religious feast in the Christian liturgical year.
The week before Easter is very special in the Christian tradition. The Sunday before Easter is
Palm Sunday and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus' entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for "Three Days"). In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called "Easter Monday." The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with "Easter," e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc. Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday. The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday. Many churches start celebrating Easter late in the evening of Holy Saturday at a service called the Easter Vigil


Easter Wet Monday :)


Easter food


A collection of traditional eggs


Palm Sunday


Deacon blessing the Easter food (Święconka), Poland 2008


Traditional Polish custom of blessing food on Holy Saturday. This święconka basket was made in Ćwikły-Rupie (Podlasie voivodship) for Easter 2008 and contains: kielbasa, boiled eggs (coloured with onion), salt, pepper and bread. Decorated with bilberry leaves. Blessed food is eaten on Easter breakfast.

DominiQue



3 comentaris:

  1. What are the boys without t-shirt doing?

    what is a voivodship?

    ResponElimina
  2. Hi, Here in Barcelona, Easter’s celebration is very similar to you. But blessing food is not common, some people go to church to blessing the palm

    ResponElimina
  3. So people preare Eater lunch or a dessert and bring it to the church?

    ResponElimina

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