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Stary rok, nowy rok Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

In Poland New Year’s Eve is known as St Sylvester’s Eve. This name according to legends arose from Pope Sylvester I, who was supposed to have imprisoned a dragon called Leviathan who was suppose to be able to escape on the first day of the year 1000, devour the land and the people, and…

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Zimowy poemat Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

Snowy winter always make me think about poetry…so it is time for a snowy poem by Krystyna Kunigiel-Jabłońska! Zimowy poemat Gdy ludzie zgonieni po codziennym trudzie, do snu ułożyli pomęczone głowy, za oknem czarodziej wziął się do roboty, by z nową nadzieją – dać im dzień zimowy. When people tired after daily toil, They put…

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Our amazing Maria Skłodowska-Curie!It’s been 100 years! Posted by on Dec 26, 2013

At the end of summer 1911 when Maria Curie was participating the Solvay Conference in Brussels, she received a telegram from Nobel Committee in Sweden. She was awarded the second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry. She was recognized for producing a sufficient amount of two new elements, polonium and radium, for establishment their atomic…

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Going underground Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

Underground experience is not just a challenging adventure, but also an excellent idea to learn about both conservation and history in practice. It boasts great enthusiasm and popularity among tourists, who are keen on its uniqueness, mystery and excitement it evokes. In Poland, there are over 70 underground tourist routes such as caves, old mines and…

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Polish toys! Which child does not love unique toys? Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

Poland’s success at the La Biennale di Venezia, where it was represented by the “Child’s Play – Polish design for children” exhibition, is a good excuse to say few words about what to bring your child as a souvenir from Poland. The toy market has been deeply affected by the globalization processes. There’s little surprise…

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Writing a letter to Santa – List do Świętego Mikołaja! Posted by on Dec 13, 2013

Whether known as Saint Nicholas, Sinterklaas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Babbo Natale, Christkind, Père Noël, Santa Claus (“Santa”), Święty Mikołaj or by many other names, this legendary gift-giver in European folklore and hagiography is well known around the world. Writing a letter to Santa (List do Świętego Mikołaja) is among the numerous traditions surrounding Christmas. Although…

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Meaning of Christmas in Poland Posted by on Dec 10, 2013

In Poland, Advent is the beginning of Christmas Time. It’s a time when people try to be peaceful and remember the real reason for Christmas. People try not to have excess of anything. Some people give up their favourite foods or drinks and parties and discos are not widely held. Some people also go to…

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