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Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

You are cordially invited to attend Polish Wigilia to be held on Sunday December 16, 20012 at the Polish American Cultural Center on Lansing Avenue. The dinner will start at 12:30 PM with breaking of opłatek followed by a traditional meatless dinner. After dinner special program about Polish Christmas traditions.

The cost of the dinner is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

We hope you can attend. Please make reservation early since we expect a sell out.

Holiday Customs and Traditions of the Polish Christmas

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

The first star, the beautifully decorated Christmas tree and the breaking of the bread or wafer — these are the most important symbols of Christmas for Poles. Let us explore their meanings and history. (more…)

Polish Easter Traditions

Monday, March 1st, 2004

Every year, between March 22nd and April 25th, on the first Sunday after the first spring full moon, the Christian world celebrates Easter. The 40-days of Lent precede it – it is a time of deep reflection on the meaning of faith and life, time of prayer and preparation for the Resurrection of Christ.

This most important time begins with Palm Sunday. On this day, palms are blessed. In Poland, these are made out of willow branches with pussy willows, to which other greens like branches of yew, bilberry, and box-tree are added and decorated with dry flowers and ribbons. The Easter palms come in different sizes – from small to ones that are a kilometer long.