Nearly 900 Polish towns and cities celebrate Epiphany

2020-01-06 19:33 update: 2020-01-08, 11:19
Photo: PAP/Wojtek Jargiło
Photo: PAP/Wojtek Jargiło
Nearly 900 Polish towns and cities as well as over 30 worldwide took part in Monday's Epiphany celebrations. Poland's biggest procession was held in Warsaw.

This year's Epiphany motto was "wonders, wonders, they announce."

President Andrzej Duda, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda joined the  procession in central Warsaw's. Addressing the gathering in Pilsudskiego Square, President Duda referred to this year's motto and emphasised that "in 2020, Poland will celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Warsaw, or the Miracle on the Vistula River, which saved Poland from the Bolshevik onslaught and made it possible to continue building a sovereign Polish state."

PM Mateusz Morawiecki said that "the procession linked beautiful traditions and the past, but, at the same time, was a joyful march towards the future, a joyful entourage, just like over two thousand years ago." 

The Feast of the Epiphany on January 6 is a public holiday in Poland. It is a Christian feast commemorating principally the visit of the Magi (The Wise Men or The Three Kings) to the Christ Child. (PAP)