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Archive for March, 2018

My memories of coloring Easter eggs in Poland Posted by on Mar 31, 2018

Pisanki (Polish painted Easter eggs) comes from the Polish word “pisać”, which means to write. Originating as a pagan tradition, pisanki were absorbed by Christianity to become the traditional Easter eggs. Pisanki are now considered to symbolise the revival of nature and the hope that Christians gain from faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Coloring…

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Drowning of the Marzanna in Poland Posted by on Mar 21, 2018

How do Poles welcome Spring? They burn the winter! Literally! It usually happens on March 21st. There is a good reason for drowning Marzanna (“Topienie Marzanny”)! Marzanna is a Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites based on the idea of death and rebirth of nature. She is often described as a female demon associated with death…

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International Day of Happiness – are people in Poland happy? Posted by on Mar 20, 2018

March 20th is an International Day of Happiness! It is an amazing movement for a happier world! The International Day of Happiness (Międzynarodowy Dzień Szczęścia) is celebrated worldwide every March 20th and was conceptualized and founded by philanthropist, activist, statesman, and prominent United Nations special advisor Jayme Illien to inspire, mobilize, and advance the global happiness…

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Who is on Polish money? Posted by on Mar 16, 2018

You all probably heard of the Polish “Złoty”. Złoty is Polish currency and meaning of the word “złoty” literally means “golden”. The word is derived from the Polish term “złoto” which means “gold” One złoty is equal to 100 groszy. Złoty come in bills and coins. The National Bank of Poland (Narodowy Bank Polski) is the only…

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March in Polish sayings Posted by on Mar 12, 2018

Many people consider Spring and Autumn to be the most beautiful seasons in Poland! There is an early spring (przedwiosnie) of one or two months with alternating wintry and springlike conditions. It starts in March. And there are so many weather related sayings about this month:) W marcu jak w garncu – In March like in…

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Cold never bothered Poles anyway – a visit to Snowlandia! Posted by on Mar 5, 2018

Are you looking for an adventurous winter vacation? Love snow and ice and good times? Are you ready to spend some time in a beautiful, historic mountain village in Europe? Look no further and start planning your adventure in Snowlandia, located in Zakopane, Poland. Here in New England, US, we are used to corn mazes…

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