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! 
Szczesc Boze!

Wielki Post * Lent
Paczki Day * Fat Tuesday/Tlusty Czwartek
Gorzkie Zale * Lenten Lamentations
Pisanki * Polish Easter Eggs
Dzien Swietego Jozefa * St. Joseph's Day
Wielki Tydzien * Holy Week
Wielki Piatek * Good Friday
Wielka Sobota * Holy Saturday:
    Swieconka * Blessing of the Baskets
    Easter Foods
    Wigilia Paschalna * Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday:
    Rezurekcja * Resurrection Procession
    Swiecone * Easter Meal
Dyngus Day * Easter Monday
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Ann 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 material culture.

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