Marzanna Parade

Sunday March 10, 2013 2:00 PM
to Monday March 11, 2013 3:00 PM

We invite you to join us for the Marzanna Parade to welcome the coming of Spring in Polish tradition!

When the Winter lets its grip off the land and the Spring arrives, for over 1000 years people in Poland have celebrated by making a doll (called Marzanna) representing Winter, marching with it and finally drowning it in a river. We want to continue this nice tradition (after all, we did have snow in Charlotte this year, didn’t we?), except that for environmental reasons we are going to skip the drowning part. Marzanna will be made by children ahead of the time, and they will lead our parade around the lake in the Freedom Park. He hope that all of you would come and follow the children in the parade!

This event will take place starting at 2pm on Sunday March 10th in the Freedom Park – you will find us at shelter #3. We reserved several shelters, so if you want you can bring a snack or lunch and eat it in the park. The activities for children attending the Polish School will start at 2pm (same time as the school’s start every Sunday). We ask that all guests arrive no later than 3:30pm, as the official, main program will begin at that time.

Here is the timeline for this event:

  • 2:00 school program
  • 3:00 snack or lunch
  • 3:30 Polish dance performed by children
  • 4:00 Marzanna Parade around the park

To learn more about Marzanna traditions in Poland, check out this article from out Web site.

We hope to see you there!

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Teaching Old Traditions in New Lands