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Get your shoes, stockings and pillows ready, because Polish Santa is coming to town! Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

You probably think that I got dates mixed up…but no! I didn’t! Kids in Poland are very lucky, because Santa visits them twice in December! December 6th is St. Nicholas Day, and on St. Nicholas Eve, Mikołaj places gifts under children’s pillows. Alternatively, Mikołaj visits in person, either dressed in elegant bishop’s clothing or in…

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Polish language is truly amazing! Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

Did you know that around the world, there are almost… 50 million people who speak Polish! Of course, most of them live in Poland, but large Polish-speaking communities can also be found in USA, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Argentina, Brasil and Belarus. However, don’t be surprised if you meet a Polish speaker in Denmark, Estonia,…

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Are you ready for some fortune telling on St Andrew’s Eve in Poland? Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

In Poland, Andrzejki, or St. Andrew’s Eve takes place on the night of November 29th . This tradition has its roots in the past and is focused on superstitions and fortune telling. Poles who take part in Andrzejki rituals do so for fun rather than to gain insight into their futures 🙂 Andrzejki fortune telling is…

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Polish proverbs, which one is your favorite? Posted by on Nov 23, 2016

Despite being a modern country in every sense of the word Poland still retains very many of the vestiges of traditionalism (ślady tradycjonalizmu). It’s very catholic, particularly in the older generations, and still in touch with the great Eastern European, soft-spot for superstition. It should come as no surprise then, that a very many so…

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My personal list of famous Poles Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

All countries can boast that they are renowned for having famous people either born, or raised in their country. In Poland, this is not boasting – it is a fact of life. Poland is considered the birthplace and home for some of the most famous people. None of the people mentioned below were born famous.…

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