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10 great Polish blogs for beginners Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s hard to start learning a new language, especially when you feel overwhelmed. I put a list of 10 great Polish blogs for beginners and hopefully that will make your learning adventure a little bit easier:) 1 I guess alphabet is always the first step…so let’s start here! Alfabet – let’s have fun…

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

As many of you know, Poland was the first country invaded by Nazi Germany on September 1, 1939. With a stab in the back from the Soviet Union on September 17, Poland disintegrated within weeks as a sovereign state. Its western and northern territory was incorporated into the German Reich, the center and south became…

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Have you heard about WOŚP in Poland? Posted by on Jan 22, 2017

The first or second Sunday in January is when the Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy, WOŚP) takes place. What is it all about? WOŚP is one of the biggest non-governmental charity organizations in Poland, founded in 1993 to provide medical equipment to public hospitals in order to protect health…

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Grandfather’s Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 18, 2017

In my last blog we talked about celebrating Dzień Babci, which is on January 21st (https://blogs.transparent.com/polish/how-to-celebrate-grandmothers-day-in-poland/). A day later, Poles celebrate Dzień Dziadka (Grandfather’s Day)! Dzień Dziadka is celebrated in a similar way as Dzień Babci. Grandchildren are sending laurki (handmade cards), buying small gifts or making gifts themselves. There is usually celebration in schools…

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How to celebrate Grandmother’s Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 16, 2017

Every year on January 21st, people across Poland take a moment to honor their grandmother. January 21 is Grandmother’s Day (Dzień Babci) in Poland. It was created by Kobieta i Życie (Woman and Life) magazine in 1964. The idea of celebrating Grandmother’s Day first appeared in the Woman and Life weekly magazine in 1964. A year later…

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10 most read blogs in 2016! Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

It’s been a crazy year! I hope all of you enjoyed Polish blogs in 2016! We do have some limits as to how many blogs you are able to see every month, but I’m trying to do my best to deliver different type of information to you. But I really want to know  what type…

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Epiphany, celebrating the Three Kings in Poland Posted by on Jan 6, 2017

Today marks the Feast of the Epiphany, one of the most important celebrations in the Roman Catholic Church. January 6th, called Trzech Króli, has always been an important date in the Catholic calendar, yet it has only been a public holiday in modern Poland since 2011 having been ignored by the communist authorities previously and not…

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