Chalupy Local Customs

  • Changing of the Guard at Christ's 'grave', Chalupy
    Changing of the Guard at Christ's...
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  • Easter baskets with food to be blessed, Poland
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  • 'Roman legionaries' at Christ's grave
    'Roman legionaries' at Christ's grave
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    Easter Customs I

    by evaanna Updated Apr 26, 2006

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    At Easter all churches in Poland commemorate Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection by erecting symbolic graves, which are watched over by the parishioners taking turns to pray in front of them till midnight before the Resurrection. Often, those are the local firemen in their helmets and uniforms. In Chalupy, the grave is guarded by young boys dressed up as Roman legionaries complete with shields and spears. Very picturesque! The boys, like the Roman guards, keep playing dice - the winner is to get Christ's coat in the morning.

    Changing of the Guard at Christ's 'grave', Chalupy 'Roman legionaries' at Christ's grave
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    Easter Customs

    by evaanna Written Apr 8, 2005

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    The majority of the Kashubs are devoted Catholics, attending Mass every Sunday and taking part in all the religious celebrations. On the Saturday before Easter Sunday they bring small baskets of food to church to be blessed. The baskets contain one or more eggs symbolising new life, a small piece of bread, some salt and sometimes a piece of sausage. All these are beautifully decorated with cranberry leaves, catkins, little chicks and lambs and often brought to church by children. The food is later shared at Easter table, when all the family wish one another all the best.

    Easter baskets with food to be blessed, Poland
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