Would you like to join us for a while during our Easter celebrations here in Poland? This year we prepared something special for you! On Great Saturday, 26th of March Zenon will make a live stream directly from the Paschal Triduum celebration in Pruszków?s church!

?Holy Saturday was and still is, the day of blessing water, fire and food. On this day, a big bonfire is prepared in front of the church. After the ceremony of blessing the fire, everyone wants to take home at least a small part of a burning twig to protect their home and land against storms and hail. Tradition tells us that during the first spring, plowing farmers spilled ashes from this bonfire onto the ground.? 

PolishOrigins Blog: Holy week and Easter (read the whole article here) http://blog.polishorigins.com/2014/04/16/holy-week-and-easter-part-1/

During the broadcast Magdalena and Ania, from our PO team, will be singing at the church during the celebration, and Zenon and Magdalena?s daughter, Amelia, will be playing the cello :-).

Join us on 26th March at 8.00 PM CET hour  (7.00 PM GMT / 3.00 PM EDT) by clicking on this link:  https://www.periscope.tv/PolishOrigins/   

 

On Holy Saturday morning we  have the tradition of the ?Blessing of Food?.

See our album of Polish traditional pisanki (easter eggs) to inspire you while you are preparing your ?Święconka? basket: https://pl.pinterest.com/polishorigins/polish-easter-eggs-pisanki/

Easter, as most of the holidays, is a time of families spending joyous and memorable moments together. For this occasion, we would like to introduce you to a new service at PolishOrigins: ?Family Reunions?.

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(photo courtesy of Brian Minnie)

Have you already found your relatives in Poland? Do you want to return and organize an international family reunion in Poland? But,  you do not speak Polish and you do not want to burden your Polish relatives with all of the organisational work ?  

As experienced insiders, we know how to take all the hassles off your mind and let you focus on the joy of spending time with your new family.

Assisted by our best interpreter, we can also arrange transportation, accommodations, banquet dinners, mass in the local church, and local sightseeing along with other activities adapted to you and your family members of all ages.

If you wish to receive a tailor-made offer for our ?Family Reunions?, contact us at [email protected].

More details concerning our ?Family Reunions? offer will be made available soon, on our website. Read about our other tours: http://tours.polishorigins.com/.

What?s new on our blog? 2015 Poland Trip by Mike Mierzwa

Thanks to Mike, our friendly guest who visited Poland last summer, we have the opportunity to share with you another heart touching and long-awaited trip to Poland,  which we present on our blog.  In Mike's story you will also find  plenty of useful advice and information.

?What I learned from both my visits to Poland, is it?s not about what I get to see, but the people I get the meet and interact with. Family is important, and I?m proud to say that the Polish people haven?t lost that.?

Click here to read the blog: http://blog.polishorigins.com/category/2015-poland-trip/

This week we also started publishing blog by Peggy who together with her husband Walt and mother-in-law Julienne visited Poland in 2015. For Julienne it was first visit after more than 70 years! Here you can read how their trip developes Search for Pajak Family and 4600 miles trip to Poland.

 And last but not least:

We wish to you and all your loved ones (all over the world and in Poland) a  happy Easter, full of hope and faith, spent with a loving family at a common table!

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 If you want, please help to spread the news! We would appreciate if you forward our mail to anyone you think might be interested in Polish genealogy and tours.

Greetings from Poland!

PolishOrigins Team