There were a couple of items of interest to Detroit Polonia in the most recent newsletter from the West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society. First up is a pilgrimage and Swieconka.
WEST SIDE DETROIT POLISH AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S SECOND ANNUAL HISTORIC POLISH CHURCH PILGRIMAGE AND ŚWIĘCONKA (POLISH EASTER DINNER) † SATURDAY, APRIL 18 †
The West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society is pleased to announce its Second Annual West Side Detroit Historic Polish Church Pilgrimage and Święconka! The date for the event is Saturday, April 18, 2009.
9:30 – 10:00: Registration: St. Hedwig – 3245 Junction, Detroit
10:00 – 10:15: Introduction: St. Hedwig
10:15 – 10:40: St. Hedwig: Presentation & Prayer
10:55 – 11:20: St. Francis d’Assisi – 4500 Wesson, Detroit: Presentation & Prayer
11:35 – 12:00: St. Stephen – Mary Mother of the Church – 4311 Central, Detroit: Presentation & Prayer
1:00 – 1:30: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – 976 Pope John Paul II Ave., Wyandotte: Presentation & Prayer
1:30 – 3:30: Święconka (Traditional Polish Easter meal) – Biddle Hall, 3239 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte
3:45 – 4:15: St. Stanislaus Kostka – 266 Antoine St., Wyandotte: Presentation & Prayer
5:15: Arrive back at St. Hedwig.
And then here's an event you definitely won't want to miss... a Polish Wedding! That's right, a 60s/Polish Wedding Party is being planned!!!
After this (way too) long, (way too) cold winter, the WSDPAHS is planning its first "meet and mingle" party for this coming June, and it’s anticipated that it will be a blast! Ladies, get out your fishnet stockings, white gloves, rat‐tailed combs, hairspray and bridal veils; guys, dig out your high‐topped boots, white shirts and skinny neckties! We’re planning a ‘60s/Polish Wedding Party for Saturday, June 20. Remember wedding receptions with traditional Polish food, Jordan almonds, oranges on the tables (yes, with cloves stuck in them), all the traditions such as Oczepiny and the Grand March, and all the music, including Troska Porodina (the Polish Wedding March), Po Ślubie (After the Ceremony), Dwanaście Aniołów (Twelve Angels), Jak Szybko MijająChilwe (How Quickly Time Passes), Tatusiu (Daddy’s) Waltz, Trzy Kanarki (Three Canaries), and doing the Twist to Iskiereczki Ognia (Sparks of Fire) Polka (not to mention all that way‐cool ‘60s mainstream music)? We plan to recreate it! All those married in the ‘60s, get ready to walk down the aisle again (at least figuratively) – ladies, with your bridal veils! Dig out your photos to bring! Details to follow soon!
Now doesn't that sound like a blast!?! Oh the memories...
The WSDPAHS is a great organization. If you haven't joined yet, what are you waiting for? Join the group and join in the fun!