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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.