Students from Spain and from Poland celebrateEaster, but students from Turkey don’t.However, not everyone in Poland celebratesEaster. At Polish school there are some studentswho are Jehova’s Witnesses. They don’t celebrateEaster.Celebrating or not celebrating Easter is connectedwith faith and personal beliefs.
In Spain, people start celebration on PalmSunday. Students have 10 holiday days.In Poland, people celebrate Palm Sunday but thenthey have to wait five more days to start the actualcelebration. During the Holy Week people go towork as usual, but students go to school untilMaundy Thursday and they have only 6 holidaydays.
In Poland, people often decorate their houses withbunnies, chicks and dyed eggs.In Spain, people don’t decorate their houses forEaster.
In Poland: bunnies, chicks, lambs or sheep, eggs,daffodils, baskets with food and special cakes:„mazurek” or „babka” or „keks”.In Spain: cake called „la mona”, chicks, chocolateeggs, palms and processions.Both Poland and Spain celebrate Easter in church(it’s a religious holiday) and with families.In Poland some people believe that the Easterbunny brings sweets to good children. In Spainpeople don’t believe in Easter bunny.
In Spain it’s a cake called „la mona” and chocolateeggs.In Poland there are many traditional Easterdishes, but the favourite ones are eggs with mayo,a soup called „żurek”, white sausage and cakes:„mazurek”, „keks”, „babka”.Students from both Spain and Poland eatchocolate during Easter.
In Spain it’s singing „caramelles” (special Eastersongs) and dancing with sticks – it’s called „el ballde bastons”.In Poland it’s colouring eggs, taking food to churchon Holy Saturday to have it blessed, egg cracking(hitting one egg with another one) and WetMonday (pouring water on other people on EasterMonday).
Either students from Spain or students fromPoland answered they like or even love Easter.Only one student answered „no”.Some pupils claimed Easter is their favouriteholiday.