On All Saints’ Day, Agnieszka Magnucka, who’s from Poland, wrote:
"Light a candle for those who you love but who’ve passed away."
That started a correspondence between us about All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day in Poland…
Lisa: Do you celebrate All Souls’ Day in Poland?
Agnieszka: Yes, Lisa (November 1st is All Saints’ Day, November 2nd is All Souls’ Day). Halloween came from the West and some people don’t accept it.
Lisa: Here in the US, I believe there’s a special mass in churches. I think mainly older people attend them though.
Do people trick-or-treat in Poland?
Agnieszka: I don’t know as I’ve been 7 years in the UK – so my kids do.
Lisa: Is anything special done in Poland for All Souls’ and All Saints’ Day?
Agnieszka: We’re a bit torn between the tradition (Saints’/Souls’ Days) and the fun – Halloween.
We visit cemeteries to light a candle and usually after that we visit our closest families.
Thank you for sharing your traditions with us Agnieszka!
If anyone else would like to share their country’s traditions for All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day and/or the Day of the Dead, please comment below.
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