This is my forth year living in Poland and my forth Christmas. All saints day is something i have come to understand and can see the healthy benefits to the festival. Travel in one day and pay your respects to friends and relatives.
This year was the first year i was invited to go to the cemetery at Christmas.
First i thought nothing of it. Ok we go to the cemetery and light candles. This is normal behavior when visiting a grave. But i didn’t know we also go and decorate the graves; clearing dead flowers from all saints day and place new decorations (not like a tree) on the grave.
For me it was a little bit of a culture shock because i had never had this as part of my Christmas activity list. In fact it actually makes sense. Christmas is the time we can spend with our family and celebrate a religious festival or celebrate the end of a year. Why not also add remembering of those who are no longer with us.
I took a few pictures while here. Since i am away from the apartment i used Instagram as a way to share these images. All are motography images taken using Camera 360 then processed with Instagram using Inkwell preset.
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