Tag: Polish food

Especially for Mother’s Day…

A holiday in the midst of spring in full bloom, on the second Sunday of May, is dedicated to those whom we love and appreciate most in our lives – our unsurpassed mothers. A day of affection, kindness, and care devoted to our birth givers and greatest confidantes. This Mother’s Day, show your utmost gratitude [Continue]

May 3rd Parade – Celebrate Polish National Constitution Day with “I love Poland and you should too!”

Every year in May, Chicago hosts one of the largest and most pompous parades in the country – the Polish Constitution Day Parade. Held for the 124th time as of 2015, this parade is held in honor of the first democratic constitution drafted in 1791 in Europe – that of Poland – which also happened [Continue]

Spring-time Grilling and Barbecuing!

    With the imminent rise of temperatures, trees sprinkled with blooming buds just waiting to crack open, birds chirping in the highest of notes, their melodies a pleasant change from the whistling of the winter chill, comes spring and with it the custom of grilling and barbecuing outdoors. After several months of being cooped [Continue]

April Fool’s Day – Prima Aprilis!

    On a day such as April Fool’s Day it is difficult to be anything but… happy! Viewed globally as a day of pranks, jokes, and hoaxes, it is widely recognized and liked throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil – although it has not come to be a national holiday in [Continue]

“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]

Valentine’s Day with Lowell Int’l Foods

              In the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday activities, as we run about completing our errands, more often than not under the weight of frigid snow, chilling temperatures, and peppery grey streets, there comes a time once a year when we let ourselves be engulfed by pink and red. Only once [Continue]