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How people in Poland spend their days during coronavirus quarantine? Posted by on Mar 26, 2020

It has been very stressful week and a half for my family. For some of you longer, all around the world. It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down. Some of us are in areas that have already been affected by coronavirus. Others…

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Polish museums and galleries open virtually during coronavirus quarantine. Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

The coronavirus has touched a diverse collection of countries and cultures. The World Health Organization has labelled COVID-19 a pandemic. And as we all learned, over-reacting is better than non-reacting. Last few days and weeks has been different for everyone, with places like schools, museums, restaurants, bars and many other places closed. Coronavirus (koronawirus), social distancing…

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How is Poland preparing to fight coronavirus? Posted by on Mar 12, 2020

There is no denying it…the world is panicking because of the coronavirus (korona wirus). The anxiety now gripping the world is extremely challenging…There’s no longer an illusion that the contagion can be contained. And this is only the beginning. The signs of alarm are everywhere, both big and small. So what are all countries doing…

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What not to do during “leap year” according to Polish superstitions. Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago. Thirty days has September, April, June and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it…

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When life gives you lemons…make this Polish Lemon Liqueur! Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Most of us know this old saying “When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade”. Obviously, this quote is used to encourage optimism in the face of adversity. Lemons are sour and represent life’s challenges, whereas a lemonade is sweet and represents facing life’s challenges and turning them into something positive. In other…

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Let’s have some Polish doughnuts this Fat Thursday! Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

Fat Thursday is here! How I wish I was in Poland today, eating wonderful doughnuts my mother makes at home….What a delicious holiday! The exact date of Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek) changes every year because it depends on the Christian calendar and is linked to Lent and Easter. However, Fat Thursday is always celebrated on…

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Are you going to visit this Polish city on Valentine’s Day? Posted by on Feb 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day in Poland is celebrated with joy and excitement, just like anywhere else! This day in Poland focuses on love, romance, appreciation and friendship. Chocolates, heart shaped candies and other gifts are given to loved ones. The holiday is known as Walentynki! Many hotels, resorts and restaurants offer special packages for romantic getaways. One of the…

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