All Saints’ Day
The 1st and 2nd of November are probably one of the most important days of the year for most Poles. All Saints’ Day – the days when you remember those who’ve already gone. During those days the cemeteries become a spectacular site with thousands of candles. All Saint’s Day in Poland is different than in the rest of Europe, graves are decorated with small lanterns in addition to flowers. These lanterns are made with a colored glass containing a candle, covered with a perforated metal cover to prevent wind from extinguishing it.
Cemetery become then, during two days, melancholy places to visit with one’s family. In the evening the light of thousands of candles makes the sky red, thousands of flowers make the grey autumnal evening more colorful. All together it look really beautiful, cemetery become a different world….
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