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World turns white and red to celebrate 100 years of Polish independence Posted by on Nov 11, 2018

1918 marked a special moment in Polish history: after 123 years of absence from the map of Europe, deprived of statehood, and with its cultural identity endangered, Poland regained its independence. The 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence is being celebrated throughout the country, but also abroad with events and initiatives taking place that commemorate…

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Is Poland turning the clocks back? Posted by on Nov 6, 2018

Spring forward and fall back are seasonal markers for most parts of the United States. However, daylight Saving Time is not observed in Hawaii or Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Nation), and it’s also skipped in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. When it comes to the rest of the world, it’s a…

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Why so much dislike for Halloween in Poland? Posted by on Oct 30, 2018

Recently a lot of my “Facebook friends” have been posting and sharing different messages about Halloween in Poland. Most of them are against this holiday… Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November…

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Visit at the doctor’s office in Poland Posted by on Oct 26, 2018

Have you ever thought how to describe your illness to the doctor in Polish? Chances are, the staff will speak English. But what if they don’t? Better be prepared and learn some basics, right? Here is a list that may be helpful in a situation like this! injured – ranny bruises – siniaki diarrhea – biegunka to vomit…

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Buying and investing related Polish vocabulary Posted by on Oct 22, 2018

Whether we move to another country or just visit, we need to buy different things. From food to house and everything in between. We also invest in different things while we live in a different country. Today’s vocabulary may be helpful in making buying/investing decisions easier in Polish 🙂 at a discount – po obniżonej cenie…

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