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Good Friday

Dear readers, Today, we celebrate Good Friday, the day the Christ suffered his Passion, was condemned and crucified. It is a most important day for Christians, as well as a day of mourning and self-reflection. Christians fast and seek silence and calm…

Who was Wacław Felczak?

Who was Wacław Felczak? – A Hungarian Perspective Fel-tsak or Fel-tʂak? Thanks to the different pronunciation in Polish and Hungarian, this question was quite common among the Hungarian participants on the Summer University in Krasiczyn, Poland, both in 2018 and 2019. A…

Good Friday

Today, we celebrate Good Friday, the day the Christ suffered his Passion, was condemned and crucified. It is a most important day for Christians, as well as a day of mourning and self-reflection. Christians fast and seek silence and calm in order…

Easter in Hungary

By Bernadett Boór. Hungary - At the cashier in the grocery store, no one is surprised to see chewing gum, batteries, chocolate ... but scented water? Why are there lily-of-the-valley, jasmine or lavender perfumed waters near available at the grocery stores as Easter approaches?…

Christmas in Poland

By Marlena Prochownik. Poland - Christmas (“Boże Narodzenie” - literally “God’s Birth”) is considered the most important holiday in Poland. Its traditions have evolved over the centuries, during which pagan, folk and Christian customs intertwined with each other. Let’s have a look at…