Tuesday, 1 November 2016

All Saint's Day

1st November 2016

Today is a public holiday so I am at home because we do no visit cementaries. My parents are the first generation who were born in Poland. My relatives are buried are far away in different countries and continents.



Special church services are held to commemorate the saints in various towns and cities in Poland. Many people in Poland lay flowers and candles on the graves of deceased family members and friends in cemeteries. This tradition continues through to All Souls’ Day  which is on November 2, but it is not a public holiday.



10 comments:

  1. It's not a holiday here. Where are your parents from?

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    1. My great grandparents came from Austria Hungary and France. My grandparents were American and French born. As a family we always looked for better lifestyle in different countries and continents..

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  2. It used to be a holiday here from school and we would all go to mass but that is no longer the case.

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    1. In some countries it is a public holiday but mainly in Europe

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  3. Love those photos.
    Enjoy your day, thinking of those who have gone before.

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  4. in the city of my husband women don't visit cemeteries but i belong to a village where on religious events women visit to the cemeteries and recite holy verses for the deceased .
    i miss visiting my parents graves so much as they are very far from here .
    loved your sharing and photos as well dear

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