The Poles seem to be fond of celebrating the nation, tied to tradition, supporting old habits. The earliest rites, especially those still reaching back to pagan times, have long lost their magical character, becoming a relic of the past and colorful element of fun. Relationship with tradition is felt most strongly during the celebrations of the biggest church holidays such as Christmas, Easter and Corpus Christi, during which processions are held, or All Saints Day. Quite popular still otaczanych pilgrimages to places of religious worship, for Catholics it is such Czestochowa at Jasna Gora monastery, the tomb of the Jewish tzadik in Lezajsk Grabarka for the Orthodox.
In the main national calendar of events takes place anniversary of Poland's independence in 1918, celebrated on 11 November and the anniversary in 1791, the first Polish Constitution, celebrated on 3 May. In those days, public holidays, are held formal academies, parades, concerts and festivals.
In Poland the feast is celebrated in a slightly different nature. These include: Women's Day (8 March, now much less popular than the time of Polish People's Republic), Mother's Day (26 May), Granny's Day (21 January) and Children's Day (June 1), accompanied by numerous events for youngsters.
A well-established tradition, we celebrated the name St. Andrew's - the last festive day before Advent, combined with a variety of fortune for the coming year. The most popular one is "reading" its shapes, it takes pouring hot wax into cold water.