Polish Language Blog

Archive for February, 2016

Leap year traditions in Poland Posted by on Feb 28, 2016

It is almost here! Tomorrow is February 29th! My friend from Poland, Agnieszka, celebrates her birthday tomorrow! What a great way to stay young:) Let’s see…if she would really celebrate her birthday every 4 years, she would be only 9 today!!! Happy Birthday Agnieszka! Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions…

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Have you seen this beautiful, painted village in Poland? Posted by on Feb 26, 2016

For the townsfolk of Zalipie, every day is a celebration since the isolated outpost blossomed into one of Poland’s most iconic villages. What was once a bleak and forgotten cluster of smoke-blackened huts, has over the years transformed into a kaleidoscopic feast of colour – and one of southern Poland’s best-kept treasures. Each house is decorated…

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Let’s have some wino! Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

If there’s ever a day to enjoy a glass of wine after work, today is the day! February 18th is National Drink Wine Day. Growing grape vines was popularised in Poland in the 12th century, when a temporary warming of the climate occurred. Wineries were a common sight up to the 17th-18th centuries. They were found all over…

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Valentines wishes and rhymes in Polish Posted by on Feb 13, 2016

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Today last minute wishes and rhymes for your love, friends, family in both Polish and English:) ♥ The best and most beautiful things in the world can’t be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. As my love for you… – Najlepszych i najpiękniejszych rzeczy na…

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How and where to spend Valentine’s Day in Poland Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

You don’t need a venue or an occasion to tell someone that you love and care for him/her, but pouring out your emotions to that special someone in the midst of a Valentine’s Day (Walentynki) celebration will surely make your partner overwhelmed with joy and happiness. Every year, 14th of February marks the onset of…

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Some old traditional Polish games – do you remember them? Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

As the time passed by, almost every traditional Polish sport was forgotten. Nowadays there are only some small villages where people still play games such as palant, kapela, kulanie kulotka, pierścieniówka or ringo. These are the sports that aren’t totally forgotten and weren’t replaced by other types of sport more characteristic of our times. Pierścieniówka…

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