Polish Easter Traditions
Welcome to the Polish Easter Homepage.
This Virtual Ethnographic Museum presents the cultural and religious
traditions involved with observing Lent and celebrating Easter in the
Polish Roman Catholic community. The Virtual Museum includes: Polish
& English terms, explanations, history, illustrations, fine &
folk arts, photographs, recipes, liturgy, how-to information, children's
activities, prayers, music, and video clips. Enjoy!
Post * Lent
Day * Fat Tuesday/Tlusty Czwartek
Zale * Lenten Lamentations
* Polish Easter Eggs
Swietego Jozefa * St. Joseph's Day
Tydzien * Holy Week
Piatek * Good Friday
Wielka Sobota * Holy Saturday:
* Blessing of the Baskets
Paschalna * Easter Vigil
* Resurrection Procession
* Easter Meal
Day * Easter Monday
for Further Information
Hetzel Gunkel, Ph.D. is Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies
at Columbia College Chicago. She
serves on the Board of the Polish
American Historical Association (PAHA) and is a member of the Polish
Institute of Arts & Sciences of America. A native of Chicago's
Polonia, Dr. Gunkel is a multimedia author who researches Polish American
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