Lent in Poland is a solemn observance filled with fasting and prayer. One of the fasts observed is abstinence from meat on Fridays.
This time of focused religious adherence served two purposes. First, they help Christians prepare for the Second Coming of Christ. Second, it sharpens their focus on Christ and encourages them to cut earthly ties (such as sweets, TV, social media, etc.) and align their lives to His teachings.
Though this is a time of fasting and abstinence, it does not mean that Christians must live on fish sticks and tuna casserole. PRCUA has compiled some traditional Polish dishes that are meatless as well as delicious in that can be enjoyed during your Lenten fasts this year.