17 lut 2010

You are dust, and to dust you shall return

This Wednesday in the Catholic church is called Środa Popielcowa (Popielec). The name comes from the word "popiół" (ash). It's the beginning of Lent which lasts 46 days (40 without Sundays). A religious person should eat a little this Wednesday (no meat) and less till Easter. Even though it's not obligatory many people go to church on Środa Popielcowa. The priest place ash on their heads. One should contemplate, expiate and think about death.

I don't know how many people in Poland really fast. For sure during Lent less parties are being organized and Catholic weddings are exceptional. Everybody decide for himself/herself. For example you can avoid only chocolate:)

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