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How to celebrate Grandmother’s Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 16, 2017

Every year on January 21st, people across Poland take a moment to honor their grandmother. January 21 is Grandmother’s Day (Dzień Babci) in Poland. It was created by Kobieta i Życie (Woman and Life) magazine in 1964. The idea of celebrating Grandmother’s Day first appeared in the Woman and Life weekly magazine in 1964. A year later,…

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Epiphany, celebrating the Three Kings in Poland Posted by on Jan 6, 2017

Today marks the Feast of the Epiphany, one of the most important celebrations in the Roman Catholic Church. January 6th, called Trzech Króli, has always been an important date in the Catholic calendar, yet it has only been a public holiday in modern Poland since 2011 having been ignored by the communist authorities previously and not…

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Winter is here! Posted by on Dec 29, 2016

Winter is here and it’s definitely a better one than last year! We are having a big snowstorm as I’m writing! I love fresh, beautiful snow. So why not a poem about winter then?   ZIMA WINTER Author: Słoński Stanęła zima między nami… Na ścianach borów, wstęgach rzek, nieprzebytemi legł zaspami niepokalanie biały śnieg. Winter…

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How to wish Happy New Year in Polish Posted by on Dec 28, 2016

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! Can’t believe how time flies:) We will be sending warm wishes to our friends and relatives, either through email, text message or simply over the phone! Today’s post has few different New Year’s wishes in Polish. I tried my best to translate it for you. ★ Gdy…

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What is the story behind Polish Sylwester, last party of the year? Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

New Year’s Eve in Poland is called commonly Sylwester/Sylwek. Saint Sylvester, a bishop of Rome who died in year 335, happened to be a patron of the last day in a year therefore his name is commonly used as a name of this day. New Year’s Eve in Poland’s major cities is usually celebrated in a…

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