I like travelling, family history and reading books. I am ESL teacher in High Junior school and at University.
Friday, 3 April 2015
4th April 2015
Holy Saturday in Poland
Many churches in Poland observe Holy Saturday. It is the day after Good Friday, which commemorates Jesus’ death, and the day before Easter Sunday (Wielkanoc), which remembers his resurrection.
What do people do?
Many people in Poland bring baskets filled with Easter food to their churches for a special blessing on Holy Saturday. It is traditionally believed that baskets should at least include bread, eggs, salt, smoked meat, cheese, horseradish, and cake. Some people add chocolate and fruit to their Easter basket these days.
Holy Saturday is not an official public holiday in Poland.
Easter eggs symbolize rebirth and life’s victory over death, while bread symbolizes Jesus Christ’s body. Smoked meat is believed to give good health, wealth, and fertility, while salt wards off evil. Cheese represents friendship, horseradish symbolizes strength and fitness, and cake signifies skills.
Roman Catholic church in my summer place. It was built in 1925 and survived the WWII.