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Polish sayings about November Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

There are so many sayings about each month in Poland. I try to give you few of them each month, so here are few about November: Na Wszystkich Świętych od zrębu utnij gałąź dębu: jeśli soku nie ma, będzie tęga zima. On All Saints’ Day cut oak branch: if the juice is gone, winter is…

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Old Good Marriage Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

It is probably very hard to invent a good name for a band. I do not know what made those musicians to go for such a name, but it proved to fit them well! They have been together for ages, still entertaining new generation of Poles who love poetry… who even love to sing the…

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Polish Kutia Posted by on Nov 25, 2012

Christmas Eve is a special evening when all families in Poland gather around the table to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and enjoy all the meals prepared for this occasion. According to the tradition people fast whole day to try out all the 12 dishes that are served in the evening. Apart from the…

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Polish Thanksgiving Posted by on Nov 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the US on the fourth Thursday of November is obviously not a Polish-rooted holiday, but it has been eagerly observed by Poles since way back.The word ‘Thanksgiving’ was probably too much of a mouthful for many Polish peasant immigrants of the day, so to make things easier someone started calling it…

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Bolek i Lolek Polish cartoon Posted by on Nov 18, 2012

I remember this cartoon from my childhood! The two characters – that children all around Poland know and whose stories they read and watch – have been created in Bielsko-Biała. Of all the animated series, “Bolek and Lolek” was number one among all-time favorite animated cartoons long time ago. The names of the two characters comes…

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How to overcome your fear of speaking Posted by on Nov 17, 2012

No matter how well you know a language, you can’t communicate with anyone if you’re afraid to use it. While it might not seem like this has anything to do with language learning, this is a problem that affects a lot of people. Even me! For a long time, I was afraid to speak the…

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Polish Independence Day Posted by on Nov 11, 2012

Today is Independence Day (dzień niepodległości) in Poland! Gaining back independence by Poland is celebrated on the November 11th and is one of the most important national celebrations in Poland. As Poland was partitioned at the end of 18th century, and divided between 3 countries: Austria, Prussia and Russia, it vanished from the map of…

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