Zaduski


We dress up in costumes, consume massive amounts of sweets, disembowel pumpkins. The Polish actually do something meaningful. Maybe it's not fair to compare Halloween with All Soul's day (Zaduski)- after all, Zaduski is actually Nov.1st. But these candles in the huge central cemetery of Warsaw do kind of kick Halloween's butt.


Some graves were clearly very celebrated people, but I honestly did not see a single grave without at least one candle on it.


There was some filming going on, so I took advantage of their floodlight to take this shot.


We enjoyed a wonderful evening with our friend's, the Lewis's. A big Gnocchi feed, long walk to the cemetery, and hot chocolate. Colin is not into complying with photography these days. Halloween photos to follow.
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3 Comments:

  1. Julie said...
    Very COOL!
    The Stuckis said...
    That does look very cool. I had to do a little research on what All Souls day is about. Interesting idea of redeeming your dead family though prayer. I guess Mormons aren't the only ones concerned with doing work for those who have past.
    Anonymous said...
    cool candles!

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