Tag: Easter

“Smigus Dyngus” – the Polish “Wet Monday”!

Smigus-Dyngus, also known as “Lany Poniedzialek” or “Wet Monday“, held on Easter Monday, is that one day a year when it is absolutely acceptable for someone to pour a bucket of water onto another’s head and not get retribution for it! Hence why, most youths are more than excited for its arrival. A tradition held [Continue]

Easter Sunday Celebration

Easter is by far the oldest and most celebrated of Christian holidays, celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon spring. Generally falling between the period of March 22nd and April 25th, it does not possess a fixed date. As with most holidays, so it is with this one that is possesses many [Continue]

The 40 Day Lent

  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty-day-long Lent. The main message passed along during this time is focused on the spiritual preparation for the miracle of Christ’s Resurrection. The events leading up to the Resurrection are the foundation of the Church and the faith as we know it. Because these are the most [Continue]

Ash Wednesday

     Ash Wednesday is a day unlike any other, marking the start of the forty-day-long Lent and devoted to the preparation for Christ’s Resurrection. It is a day of penance, reflection, and fasting. The symbolic sprinkling of ashes or marking of one’s forehead with ash in the shape of a cross, serves to remind us [Continue]

PACZKI DAY!

The start of every Easter holiday is marked by one special day which everyone, young and old, thoroughly enjoys – Paczki Day! In America most commonly celebrated on “Fat Tuesday”, in other words the day before Ash Wednesday, paczki (pohnch-kee) actually remain most heavily consumed on Fat Thursday, when the paczki sales are highest. What [Continue]