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Polish sayings about January Posted by on Jan 30, 2013

Today I have a poem about te month of January, as well as some popular Polish sayings about this month for you:)   “Styczeń” – Ficowski Jerzy (“January” by Ficowski Jerzy) Nowy Rok zawitał wreszcie  stary sobie poszedł.  Co tam rośnie w mrozach stycznia?  Dzień rośnie po trosze!  Wróbelkowi serce rośnie,  że wiosny doczeka,  chociaż…

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Polish wedding vows Posted by on Jan 28, 2013

My husband and I got married in Poland. It was a beautiful wedding! We had guests mainly from Poland, but about 18 of our family and friends from USA made it as well. We thought about wedding vows (przysięga małżeńska) and which language should we use to say it. At the end we decided to…

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Grandmother and Grandfather Posted by on Jan 20, 2013

You probably celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but what about Grandparents? Grandma and Grandpa deserve their special days, too. In Poland, January 21st and 22nd are devoted to honoring them. Polish Grandmother’s and Grandfather’s Day are family events. Schools and kindergartens honor grandparents with special celebrations. Families enjoy small, private gatherings. It is time to…

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Hockey in Poland Posted by on Jan 19, 2013

On July 1st 1907 in Lwów there was a match between 1st Lwowski Klub Piłki Nożnej and Pogoń Lwów. This date is the beginning of the Polish Hockey. On October 31st  1926 in Poznań Polish Hockey Association originated. Since 1927 PHA has been the member of the International Hockey Federation. Since the first start in…

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Flaki anyone? Posted by on Jan 15, 2013

Flaki is a traditional Polish meat stew in the form of a dense soup. Name – flaki or its diminutive flaczki (both are plural) – comes from its main ingredient: cleaned strips of beef tripe. To be more brutal: fragments of the stomach! No matter how oddly it sounds – believe me that flaki is…

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Theaters in Warsaw Posted by on Jan 14, 2013

If you don’t speak Polish, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a trip to the theatre (teatr) is a waste of time. For one thing, some of the most intriguing theatre these days is performed without the use of those excessive ‘word’ things. Poland has a reputation for weird and wonderful avant-garde theatre and there’s always…

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Polish folk group Mazowsze Posted by on Jan 12, 2013

Folk culture was for some time, when Poland did not exist on the map, perceived as the tool to keep the national identity. The artists, so much avoiding the theme of poor citizens, started to make the villagers main characters of their works. In the time of technical development, when citizens of villages would flee…

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