Presidential couple convey Easter wishes
The Polish first couple, President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, have conveyed their wishes for a peaceful Easter full of mutual warmth, hope and peace and for the holidays to pass in health and safety.
In their wishes, posted to on the website of the President's Office on Saturday morning, the presidential couple said Easter was a time of renewal and new beginnings, "a time of the victory of good over evil, life over death, hope over fear."
At the same time, the presidential couple drew attention to the fact that this year, due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, Easter would be different: there will be a lack of faithful crowds at church services, the customary visits, meetings and holiday trips.
"So the most important thing will be wishes sent remotely to all our loved ones, relatives and friends, but also to older people, the lonely and needy," the couple wrote. "Let's remember them, because unity and solidarity are our greatest sources of hope and strength, thanks to which we will always overcome all adversities."
The president and first lady appealed to Poles to observe beautiful Polish traditions as much as possible, because thanks to them Polish homes would be full of "the festive atmosphere of the holidays."
The Dudas conveyed their most sincere wishes "to the true heroes of these days" namely health service workers, officers of the uniformed services, soldiers, scouts and volunteers; "all those thanks to whom the Polish state carries out its tasks."
They also made special mention of shop workers and others continuing to work during the epidemic to keep the country going and "to help Poles survive this difficult time."