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  • Elizabeth Olsson
    It’s not only Poles and Catholics who remember their dead family members! Here in Sweden it’s always celebrated on the first Saturday in November so is
    Message 1 of 7 , Nov 2, 2011
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      It’s not only Poles and Catholics who remember their dead family members!

      Here in Sweden it’s always celebrated on the first Saturday in November so is still to come.

      Being a Lutheran country it’s a much more moderate celebration but people DO put flowers, wreaths and candles on their family graves. Cemeteries in Sweden are incredibly well planned and looked after.

      Halloween is a relatively small tradition, increasing nowadays mostly among children, so it’s not common to see tick-or-treaters on the streets. The older generation do not approve of this “American tradition”! Mostly people have private Halloween parties.

       

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      Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
      Alingsås, Sweden
      Names: Maczka. Gradosielski.
      Kresy: Osada Krechowiecka. Wilno.
      Siberia: Monastyriok. Siewzeldorlag, Komi.
      Army: Pestki 316 Transport.
      Sappers 5KDP.

       


      From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kms0902@...
      Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:12 AM
      To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

       

       

      Dear Group,
      This is what the Polish cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, looked like tonight. Not ablaze like in Poland, but there were hundreds of candles burning, and people coming in a steady stream to light more. The biggest surprise was that there were also dozens of candles lit at other cemeteries across town!

       

      Krystyna

       

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      Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

      Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

      Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

      Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

       

      www.Kresy-Siberia.org

      "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

      and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

      and in Exile during World War II." 

       

    • kms0902@mts.net
      Yes, Elzunia, I am aware that many nationalities honour their dead. My surprise was at seeing such visible signs in Canada, where it has not been a tradition
      Message 2 of 7 , Nov 2, 2011
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        Yes, Elzunia, I am aware that many nationalities honour their dead.  My surprise was at seeing such visible signs in Canada, where it has not been a tradition of any kind, but is finally starting to be observed here too.
         

        Krystyna

        Winnipeg, Canada

         

         
        Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:16 AM
        Subject: RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg
         
         

        It’s not only Poles and Catholics who remember their dead family members!

        Here in Sweden it’s always celebrated on the first Saturday in November so is still to come.

        Being a Lutheran country it’s a much more moderate celebration but people DO put flowers, wreaths and candles on their family graves. Cemeteries in Sweden are incredibly well planned and looked after.

        Halloween is a relatively small tradition, increasing nowadays mostly among children, so it’s not common to see tick-or-treaters on the streets. The older generation do not approve of this “American tradition”! Mostly people have private Halloween parties.

        pozdrowienia
        Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
        Alingsås, Sweden
        Names: Maczka. Gradosielski.
        Kresy: Osada Krechowiecka. Wilno.
        Siberia: Monastyriok. Siewzeldorlag, Komi.
        Army: Pestki 316 Transport.
        Sappers 5KDP.


        From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kms0902@...
        Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:12 AM
        To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

         

        Dear Group,
        This is what the Polish cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, looked like tonight. Not ablaze like in Poland, but there were hundreds of candles burning, and people coming in a steady stream to light more. The biggest surprise was that there were also dozens of candles lit at other cemeteries across town!

        Krystyna

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        Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

        Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

        Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

        Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

        www.Kresy-Siberia.org

        "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

        and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

        and in Exile during World War II." 

      • Lenarda Szymczak
        Krystyna Thank you for letting us see what you saw. This is such a moving celebration, it is nice to see others want to share with us. Lenarda Australia From:
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          Krystyna

           

          Thank you for letting us see what you saw. This is such a moving celebration,  it is nice to see others want to share with us.

           

          Lenarda

          Australia

           

           

          From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kms0902@...
          Sent: Wednesday, 02 November, 2011 4:12 PM
          To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

           

           

          Dear Group,
          This is what the Polish cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, looked like tonight. Not ablaze like in Poland, but there were hundreds of candles burning, and people coming in a steady stream to light more. The biggest surprise was that there were also dozens of candles lit at other cemeteries across town!

           

          Krystyna

           

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          Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

          Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

          Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

          Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

           

          www.Kresy-Siberia.org

          "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

          and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

          and in Exile during World War II." 

           

        • Danuta Janina Wójcik
          What do you mean!!! not been a tradition of any kind!! Holy Ghost Parish is one of the oldest Polish parishes in Western Canada, originally built in 1899.
          Message 4 of 7 , Nov 4, 2011
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            What do you mean!!! not been a tradition of any kind!!  Holy Ghost Parish is one of the oldest Polish parishes in Western Canada, originally built in 1899.  All Saints and and All Souls Day has always been celebrated.  Prayers and procession are always held in October in the cemetary, because of the cold weather in November.  Sorry, you missed it!! 
             
             
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            Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 9:12 AM
            Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

             

            Yes, Elzunia, I am aware that many nationalities honour their dead.  My surprise was at seeing such visible signs in Canada, where it has not been a tradition of any kind, but is finally starting to be observed here too.
             

            Krystyna

            Winnipeg, Canada

             
            Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:16 AM
            Subject: RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg
             
             

            It’s not only Poles and Catholics who remember their dead family members!

            Here in Sweden it’s always celebrated on the first Saturday in November so is still to come.

            Being a Lutheran country it’s a much more moderate celebration but people DO put flowers, wreaths and candles on their family graves. Cemeteries in Sweden are incredibly well planned and looked after.

            Halloween is a relatively small tradition, increasing nowadays mostly among children, so it’s not common to see tick-or-treaters on the streets. The older generation do not approve of this “American tradition”! Mostly people have private Halloween parties.

            pozdrowienia
            Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
            Alingsås, Sweden
            Names: Maczka. Gradosielski.
            Kresy: Osada Krechowiecka. Wilno.
            Siberia: Monastyriok. Siewzeldorlag, Komi.
            Army: Pestki 316 Transport.
            Sappers 5KDP.


            From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kms0902@...
            Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:12 AM
            To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

             

            Dear Group,
            This is what the Polish cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, looked like tonight. Not ablaze like in Poland, but there were hundreds of candles burning, and people coming in a steady stream to light more. The biggest surprise was that there were also dozens of candles lit at other cemeteries across town!

            Krystyna

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            Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

            Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

            Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

            Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

            www.Kresy-Siberia.org

            "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

            and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

            and in Exile during World War II." 

          • Danuta Janina Wójcik
            http://www.holyghost.ca/cemetery/ ... From: Danuta Janina Wójcik To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 11:13 AM Subject: Re:
            Message 5 of 7 , Nov 4, 2011
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              Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 11:13 AM
              Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

               

              

              What do you mean!!! not been a tradition of any kind!!  Holy Ghost Parish is one of the oldest Polish parishes in Western Canada, originally built in 1899.  All Saints and and All Souls Day has always been celebrated.  Prayers and procession are always held in October in the cemetary, because of the cold weather in November.  Sorry, you missed it!! 
               
               
              ----- Original Message -----
              Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 9:12 AM
              Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

               

              Yes, Elzunia, I am aware that many nationalities honour their dead.  My surprise was at seeing such visible signs in Canada, where it has not been a tradition of any kind, but is finally starting to be observed here too.
               

              Krystyna

              Winnipeg, Canada

               
              Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:16 AM
              Subject: RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg
               
               

              It’s not only Poles and Catholics who remember their dead family members!

              Here in Sweden it’s always celebrated on the first Saturday in November so is still to come.

              Being a Lutheran country it’s a much more moderate celebration but people DO put flowers, wreaths and candles on their family graves. Cemeteries in Sweden are incredibly well planned and looked after.

              Halloween is a relatively small tradition, increasing nowadays mostly among children, so it’s not common to see tick-or-treaters on the streets. The older generation do not approve of this “American tradition”! Mostly people have private Halloween parties.

              pozdrowienia
              Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
              Alingsås, Sweden
              Names: Maczka. Gradosielski.
              Kresy: Osada Krechowiecka. Wilno.
              Siberia: Monastyriok. Siewzeldorlag, Komi.
              Army: Pestki 316 Transport.
              Sappers 5KDP.


              From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kms0902@...
              Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:12 AM
              To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
              Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

               

              Dear Group,
              This is what the Polish cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, looked like tonight. Not ablaze like in Poland, but there were hundreds of candles burning, and people coming in a steady stream to light more. The biggest surprise was that there were also dozens of candles lit at other cemeteries across town!

              Krystyna

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              Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

              Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

              Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

              Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

              www.Kresy-Siberia.org

              "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

              and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

              and in Exile during World War II." 

            • kms0902@mts.net
              Danuta, I should have said that it was not observed in the places I lived in Canada before moving to Winnipeg. Glad to see that it is a tradition here. ...
              Message 6 of 7 , Nov 4, 2011
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                Danuta, 
                 
                I should have said that it was not observed in the places I lived in Canada before moving to Winnipeg.  Glad to see that it is a tradition here.
                 

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                Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

                Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

                Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

                Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

                 

                 
                Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 11:13 AM
                Subject: Re: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg
                 
                 

                

                What do you mean!!! not been a tradition of any kind!!  Holy Ghost Parish is one of the oldest Polish parishes in Western Canada, originally built in 1899.  All Saints and and All Souls Day has always been celebrated.  Prayers and procession are always held in October in the cemetary, because of the cold weather in November.  Sorry, you missed it!!
                 
                 
                ----- Original Message -----
                Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 9:12 AM
                Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg
                 
                 

                Yes, Elzunia, I am aware that many nationalities honour their dead.  My surprise was at seeing such visible signs in Canada, where it has not been a tradition of any kind, but is finally starting to be observed here too.
                 

                Krystyna

                Winnipeg, Canada

                 
                Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:16 AM
                Subject: RE: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg
                 
                 

                It’s not only Poles and Catholics who remember their dead family members!

                Here in Sweden it’s always celebrated on the first Saturday in November so is still to come.

                Being a Lutheran country it’s a much more moderate celebration but people DO put flowers, wreaths and candles on their family graves. Cemeteries in Sweden are incredibly well planned and looked after.

                Halloween is a relatively small tradition, increasing nowadays mostly among children, so it’s not common to see tick-or-treaters on the streets. The older generation do not approve of this “American tradition”! Mostly people have private Halloween parties.

                pozdrowienia
                Elzunia Gradosielska Olsson
                Alingsås, Sweden
                Names: Maczka. Gradosielski.
                Kresy: Osada Krechowiecka. Wilno.
                Siberia: Monastyriok. Siewzeldorlag, Komi.
                Army: Pestki 316 Transport.
                Sappers 5KDP.


                From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kms0902@...
                Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 6:12 AM
                To: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com
                Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Honouring the dead, in Winnipeg

                 

                Dear Group,
                This is what the Polish cemetery in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, looked like tonight. Not ablaze like in Poland, but there were hundreds of candles burning, and people coming in a steady stream to light more. The biggest surprise was that there were also dozens of candles lit at other cemeteries across town!

                Krystyna

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                Krystyna Szypowska   -  Winnipeg, Canada

                Executive Director, Kresy-Siberia Foundation - registered in Warsaw (KRS 0000326445)

                Chair, Kresy-Siberia (Canada) Inc. - Federal Corporation (IC 767574-7)

                Director, Kresy-Siberia (UK) - Registered Charity No. 1137210

                www.Kresy-Siberia.org

                "Established to inspire, promote and support research, remembrance

                and recognition of Polish citizens’ struggles in the Eastern Borderlands

                and in Exile during World War II." 

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