Polish Culture

You don’t have to eat pirogies every day, but you could if you wanted to.
Academic Year Opening Mass – Yes, this many people come voluntarily.
All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day   “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” – John 1:5
  Children place candles at the memorial commemorating victims of the Katyn massacre
“What they had to leave us – a symbol:
A symbol perfected in death.
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well”
– T.S. Eliot
  “The care for the elderly means, first of all, to make ourselves available to the experience of becoming old.” – Henri Nouwen  “I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.” – Jean Vanier
  Browsing the kiosks in Krakow during the Christmas market  [At Lublin’s Jew-ish restaurant] Me: “Is the owner Jewish?”
Server: “He had a Jewish grandmother.”

Catholic University of Lublin Christmas FestivitiesOpłatek [Christmas wafer]- A custom that began in the 10th-century involving breaking and sharing thin wafers while exchanging Christmas greetings and good wishes.
Christmas Market in Lublin  
After Mass tea-time with a very international English-speaking community
 Christmas Lunch!

Epiphany became a national holiday a few years ago and now there is an annual Cavalcade of Magi including costumes, animals, music, and drama.