"Haloween?-Not everywhere!" Poland Local Custom Tip by zaffaran

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If you visit Poland around the 1st of November , don't expect any Haloween street parties or so. Of course such parties are held in clubs and children meet together to scare neighbours-as every excuse is good to get some sweets, but in Poland the day we celebrate is All Saints Day on the first of November.On that day (and days around it) people go to graveyards to their relatives and friends' graves to pray for them ,to put some flowers and light candles.Graveyards are crowded with people as even those whose relatives are buried somewhere far away just come and light a candle to show they remember.
Oh, and there's also one thing important for tourists- you may expect some problems with the traffic around graveyards and public transport schedules may be changed.

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  • Written Nov 1, 2005
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