Village Rososzyca Southern Wielkopolska - cemetery.
Zaduszki is a Polish tradition of lighting candles and visiting the graves of the relatives on All Souls Day. Its origins can be traced to the times of Slavic mythology.
The tradition of lighting candles comes from ancient slavic Dziady feast and originally would take place on All Souls' Day. However, due to later common misunderstandings, it is performed nowadays mainly on All Saints Day, but, in that case is not called Zaduszki - the word Zaduszki originates from dzień zaduszny which can be translated as the day of the prayer for souls, and thus is more closely related to All Souls' Day.
The first day of November is a holiday in Poland. As many people make journeys to visit the places of burial of their relatives, heavy traffic develops and accident statistics peak. Most commercial activity also ceases.
Streets are filled with silent and solemn crowds, and cemeteries glow with thousands of candles, presenting a unique and picturesque scene.
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snunney (72566) 2013-11-02 4:55
An interesting and unusual framing of these crosses that succeed one after the other into the distance. Good use of differential depth of field.
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-11-02 9:45
A nice unique scene, I love how the crosses fade off into the distance like this, it reminds me of scenes we see from Arlington, but this is much grittier and real than that. Thanks for sharing
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-11-02 11:16
Ciao Krzysztof, sad but fascinating composition, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
macjake (45556) 2013-11-02 17:54
I was hoping somebody from Poland would post a photo today of this :)
thanks so much!
its always great to learn about these cultures and traditions from other countries around the world.
lovely photo to accompany the note.
Graal (92110) 2013-11-03 1:12
nietypowy fragment cmentarza. U nas tez sa takie groby, troche na obrzezach. Tutaj wyglada to jakby mogily byly zolnierskie. Dobra jakosc zdjecia.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (76908)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3,5-5,6
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-02 4:16