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April 11, 2024

Poland’s Easter Celebration

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WARSAW, POLAND – Through the many holidays in Poland, Easter is one of the most important and cherished celebrations amongst Poles.  

Also known as Wielkanoc translating to “huge night”, during the holiday it is a tradition to eat the Easter breakfast which includes traditional Polish sausage, Easter salad, ham, hard boiled eggs, and Polish pate.  

As well as for lunch and dinner, dishes such as żurek, and barszcz are served and during these meals the food is blessed with a wooden broom soaked in water and swung over the food. But most important of all, the holiday is centered around the resurrection of Jesus, and Poles go to church to celebrate his return to Heaven in Catholic tradition.  

Easter in Poland lasts for two days, Sunday and Monday, and during the span of these days, kids often make Easter baskets with traditional food which they take to church in order for it to be blessed. This holiday holds a special place in the heart of many Poles, as a time to celebrate and rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus. 

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Julian Trzesniowski is a journalist, a part of the student publications here at JCS. He moved here to the US from Poland 6 years ago and from then has been at work persuing a better education than he could have ever gotten back home. Living in Poland, he experienced the good and the bad of the community, and seeing how people can end up if they choose to go down the wrong path, he became aware of his friends and the ways they could lead him. Moving from Warsaw, Poland was very difficult for Julian, as he knew little to no English and was used to the culture that he was surrounded with in Europe. Seeking to fit into this community, he has been drawn closer to God through the many great teachers and staff at here at JCS. But as years passed, he began to miss what life was like back home, not knowing the reason why this change was for the better of his future. Over time, he saw all the great opportunities he had ahead of him and became grateful for what his parents had done for him. He then became known to this culture and soon grew into the great journalist he is today.
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