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Archive for April, 2012

Święto Konstytucji 3 Maja Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

Yesterday I had a poem for the May 1, today it is time for a May 3rd  poem. May 3rd is Constitution Day in Poland. It is one of the most patriotic holidays in Poland. It is a moment to be spent with their families in a truly festive atmosphere. May 1st is a Labour Day…

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‎1 Maja Święto Pracy Posted by on Apr 29, 2012

The tradition of celebrating Labour Day (Święto Pracy ) in Poland goes back to 1890. During the communism, after WW2 it was one of the most important national holidays.  On this day marches took place, participation in them was obligatory or encouraged by the possibilty to buy attractive goods difficult to find in Poland in…

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Anti-dog mess campaign in Wrocław Posted by on Apr 28, 2012

A noted Polish rapper has installed a sculpture of a giant dog’s mess in the south-western city of Wrocław, with the aim of prompting locals to be more conscientious about their pets. Łukasz Rostkowski, aka L.U.C, laid the gleaming marvel on a patch of pristine grass by the city’s Dominican Square. “Every year, dog messes…

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Can you catch a crocodile in Poland? Posted by on Apr 27, 2012

A 65-year-old Polish fisherman has become something of a national legend after catching a Nile crocodile whilst fishing in the River Warta. Kazimierz Kaczor was enjoying a spot of his favourite sport on the river near the northern town of Słupsk earlier this week when he hooked the reptile. “I always dreamed of landing a…

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Pretend campfire and paper marshmallows Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

Believe it or not, children can have fun without watching TV. Take out some sleeping bags and let the kids pretend to camp out in the middle of your living room or on the deck with their dolls! They will enjoy building this imaginary campfire and pretending to roast marshmallows. Later they may tell each…

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Toruń and Bydgoszcz Posted by on Apr 25, 2012

Delicious ginger cakes… Gothic architecture… the canals of Bydgoszcz… Kujawia-Pomerania has many attractive characteristics. Toruń is a great place to start your tour of Kujawia-Pomerania. Arguably one of Poland’s most beautiful cities on account of its atmospheric narrow alleyways and charming Old Town Square, it was founded by Teutonic knights in the 13th century. The…

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Digraphs – dwuznaki Posted by on Apr 23, 2012

A combination of two letters representing one sound is called digraph (dwuznak, plural: dwuznaki). There are few of these in Polish language. Here they are as well as examples of words we use them in: CH – In modern standard Polish, “ch” is pronounced identically to “h”. It obviously makes the pronunciation aspect easier while messing…

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