Polish celebrations-St. Andrew's Night
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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What kind of celebration is it?
Andrzejki (also known
as Jędrzejki or
Jędrzejówki) – the
evening of fortune
telling on the 29th of
November, on the night
of St. Andrew’s Eve, the
parton of Scotland,
Greece and Russia.
St. Andrew's Night Predictions
The tradition of celebrating Andrzejki goes
back to the pagan times. The first known
mention of the charms appeared in 1555 and
we know that they happened during the Eve
of St. Andrew of Galilee. He was a fisherman
and later a traveller. Life ended on the cross.
The name Andrew comes from the Greek and
means the strength and courage. The
predictions from the very beginning were
intended, for the girls who wanted to know
their future husbands.
The standard fortune telling is pouring the wox.
The unmarried girl has to find the old key,
belonging to her grandmother or it was even
better to use the key from the door of the
church. The girl could also pre-pay a key during
the common mass. The shape of the wax that
was poured onto the water revealed the
characteristics of her future husband’s
personality. If a girl saw the shape of a mountain
it ment that the husband will be violent, but the
shape of a dog or a cat ment that he will be a
Fortune-telling from pouring the wax!
Fortune-telling from the cards.
In our school each year there is
a special event with the party.
It is usually oragnised by the school’s
community. It is the evening full of
unforgettable experiences and fortune
telling. The students dress up, dance,
sing and have fun playing games and
doing funny tricks.
St. Andrew's Night
Presently people do not
take seriously the fortune-
telling during St. Andrew
Day but this day is still
celebrated because it is
lots of fun especially for
young people on
St. Andrew's Night
Thank you for your attention!!!