Friday, November 9, 2012

Preparing for All Saints' Day

Every year, just before Nov.1st, Polish people go to the cemeteries to clean their family graves. Then on the All Saints Day they go back to light candles and place flowers.
This year cleaning the graves was a bit difficult because of the frozen snow and leaves. Normally Tim, kids and I would have gone to 4-5 different cemeteries in Warsaw, but this time because of the weather we went only to one, where we cleaned three family graves. It was a lot of work, it took us over three hours to get the snow and leaves cleaned up. Unfortunately on Nov.1st we were already on our way to Berlin so we couldn't visit other cemeteries and light the candles.





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