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Sayings about December Posted by on Dec 31, 2012

Here are some popular Polish sayings about December: Gdy zamarznie pierwszego grudnia wyschnie niejedna studnia ,gdy pierwszego pogoda służy to wczesną wiosnę i pogodną wróży When there will be frost on December 1st many wells will dry out, if there is a beautiful weather on the 1st that means nice Spring will come early. Gdy…

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New Years resolutions Posted by on Dec 30, 2012

New Year’s Eve (Sylwester) has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Here are some common New Years resolutions (postanowienia noworoczne) that…

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New Year’s superstitions Posted by on Dec 29, 2012

The New Year (Nowy Rok) is right around the corner, a time we set aside for getting rid of the old and bringing in the new. Throughout history, most cultures have drawn an association between a person’s actions on that New Year’s Day and their fate during the following year. Here are a few of…

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How to say Merry Christmas in Polish Posted by on Dec 23, 2012

Christmas is the most important, meaningful and favourite Polish holiday. In Polish it is called “Boże Narodzenie” or “Święta Bożego Narodzenia”, which means Christmas Holiday or literally the holy birth. It is totally dedicated to religion, tradition and family. How to say “Merry Christmas” in Polish? Here you find greetings and a few expressions, that…

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World’s smallest monkey Posted by on Dec 22, 2012

A baby pygmy marmoset (pigmej pazurczatka) – the world’s smallest monkey (najmniejsza na świecie małpka) – has been born at the municipal zoo in Lódź, central Poland. The minuscule monkeys (mikroskopijne małpki), which hail from the rainforests of Latin America, grow to just 15 cm, and a newly-born marmoset is barely as long as a…

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Romantic Polish city Kraków Posted by on Dec 15, 2012

It is no scecret that Kraków is a romantic gothic city. It is a city that dates back actually about 50,000 years if you include pre-Slavic history. However, the golden age was in the Middle Ages. The time of castles and knights and damsels. Therefore, if you have any romantic ideas, it is an excellent place…

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Polish Tombs and Graves Posted by on Dec 14, 2012

Although death (śmierć) makes us all democratically equal, Polish burial sites (miejsca pochówku) may differ in looks and value a lot. The difference depends mainly on finance. The bigger and more ostentatious the grave (grób) or tomb (grobowiec), the more affluent the family is. The sites range from simple earth graves for 200$ to giant double…

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