Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn, Nancy Maciolek Blake, and Jerzy Tuesday, 31 July 2007 17:00
The Corpus Christi celebration, called Boze Cialo in Polish, is a very big feast in Poland and it always was, at least since I can remember. It always takes place on one of the Thursdays (depending on the date of Easter) in June.
This was one of few religious days that was also observed by the communist state, because it was also a day off from work. The Communist government wanted to ignore it as much as possible ... the best American movies were played on TV during the processions. Still, the majority of people preferred going to the outdoor processions rather than staying home to watch movies.