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Roadside thing in Poland ~ what is this, please?


HelenaWojtczak 28 | 177
10 Aug 2015 #1
In Izabelin village there is this interesting thing by the roadside.

Can anyone tell me what this might be?

Thanks

Helena







not_polish
10 Aug 2015 #2
I don't know what that one is, but I have noticed that in the south of poland, dozens of peasants worship these little catholic idols at the side of the road, talking to them, praying to them, lighting candles to them, and giving, what appears to be some kind of charm or sacrifice to appease the idols.

I never saw anything like this in Europe!!!
brunensis
10 Aug 2015 #3
You can still find some in Bavaria in rural regions .
jon357 63 | 14,255
11 Aug 2015 #4
There are much nicer ones than that in the picture. A long tradition and the ones of Mary are a focus for veneration during May. Not unique to Poland but particularly popular there.


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