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What to do on All Saint's Day (Nov. 1) in Krakow?


BLS 65 | 188  
29 Oct 2008 /  #1
I will be all alone in Krakow this weekend as my girlfriend will be out of town with her family for All Saint's Day. I understand that businesses in Poland are closed for the day, so can another ex-pat who lives here educate me on what Krakow is like on this holiday?

I hope I can find a pub or cinema that is open, but I am not optimistic - any insight? Thanks!
Switezianka - | 463  
29 Oct 2008 /  #2
Go to some nice cemetery in the evening - that's the only interesting thing to do during All Saints Day.
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2008 /  #3
one day before get beer, food, rent movies and stay at home... ;)
Bzibzioh  
29 Oct 2008 /  #4
You should go in the evening to see Rakowicki Cemetery. After dark with all those candles burning the view is amazing. One of a few things i miss the most about Poland. And have some miodzik.
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2008 /  #5
Rakowicki Cemetery.

oh yeah...

After dark with all those candles burning the view is amazing

oh yeah...

miodzik.

oh yeah...
highly recommended

:)
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Oct 2008 /  #6
What is Miodzik....?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
29 Oct 2008 /  #7
Miodzik

I think it is honey drink with alcohol but i am not a million percent.
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2008 /  #8
What is Miodzik....?

it's a candy.... you buy it in front of the cementary... very yummy...

I think it is honey drink with alcohol but i am not a million percent.

you really think that Poles are big drunks and everything contains alkohol.... ;)
but yes, miĆ³d pitny you had in mind...it's not that...
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Oct 2008 /  #9
I thought it may be some kind of drink....Perhaps somebody can tell me if this event in the cemetaries on november 1st is a mourning of the dead , or a celebration of the life of a dead person......?
polishgirltx  
29 Oct 2008 /  #10
here is good info about ASD in PL

culture.polishsite.us/articles/art445fr.htm
Bzibzioh  
29 Oct 2008 /  #11
Perhaps somebody can tell me if this event in the cemetaries on november 1st is a mourning of the dead , or a celebration of the life of a dead person......?

That day is ... dead serious.

And miodzik is - like polishgirltx said - this fudge thing they are selling in front of cemeteries: it's hard, you can break a tooth but tastes great.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808  
29 Oct 2008 /  #12
you really think that Poles are big drunks and everything contains alkohol.

Yes



wildrover 98 | 4,451  
29 Oct 2008 /  #13
here is good info about ASD in PL

URL

Thanks Polishgirl , that was very interesting , i want to go to the cemetary on this day , so i thought i better know what it was all about...I did attend such an event when i first came to Poland , but i didn,t have much of a clue what was going on....
pawian 178 | 15,511  
29 Oct 2008 /  #14
You should go in the evening to see Rakowicki Cemetery. And have some miodzik.

Miodzik
Switezianka - | 463  
29 Oct 2008 /  #15
My attempts to capture the mood of All Saints' Day:
sledz 23 | 2,250  
29 Oct 2008 /  #16
nice pics:)
You have 2 orbs in the 3rd pic....spooky
Guest  
31 Oct 2008 /  #17
Go to some nice cemetery in the evening - that's the only interesting thing to do during All Saints Day.

LOL - there are millions of thinks to do in Katowice tomorrow. First of all I'm playing golf, then cycling over for tennis, then a barbecue and barrels of beer.

If my parents were alive they'd say good on yer.

All Saints Day = The herd mentality.

Drink when you're thisty or in the mood and visit your parents' grave when you feel like it - not when some crazy date dictates. Idiocy, especially as more than 200 people will in all likelyhood die on the roads this weekend because of the blind panic.

Enjoy yourselves instead - you know it makes sense.
Switezianka - | 463  
31 Oct 2008 /  #18
First of all I'm playing golf, then cycling over for tennis, then a barbecue and barrels of beer.

Where are you going to play golf and tennis on a day, when everything is supposed to be closed?
Guest  
31 Oct 2008 /  #19
Golf in Pszczyna followed by tennis in Koszcielnie park in Siamanowice, followed by barrels of Czech beer laid in :))

I'll up the photos to let you all know what you're missing.

The living versus the dead controversy rages on- I'm 51 so have to get on with the living lol
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
31 Oct 2008 /  #20
bls

you shall see why people call it '(holi)day of the dead'. get your guns ready and keep close to the malls. meet you there. and remember - headshots only.

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