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No more lines at the Polish consulate while applying for passport Posted by on Nov 30, 2019

Few years ago I flew to New York to renew my Polish passport. I was pregnant, it was hot and I definitely did not expect to stand in line at the Polish consulate for few hours, before I was able to file my form… I bet a lot of you know the pain! My friend…

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Get ready to have fun during Andrzejki in Poland! Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

St Andrew’s Day in Poland (Andrzejki) is celebrated on the night of November 29th. It is a day of mysterious parties, magic and mystery games. There is plenty of drinking, dancing and future telling games! Who wouldn’t like a party like that? Those traditions have their beginnings in old pagan times of Polish ancestors, when…

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Can you buy the real Polish kielbasa in USA? Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

There is nothing better that the smell of homemade Polish sausage…and when I say homemade, I mean it! Growing up in Poland numerous times I witnessed the process of making the true Polish sausage. Everything from ending the life of the pig first (I know…it sounds sad…), preparing all the meat, smoking the sausage and…

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Last weekend Polish cemeteries were “lit on fire” Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

Visitors expecting Halloween celebration full of costume parties and debauchery (rozpusta) may be surprised to learn that in Poland the October 31st ‘holiday’ is completely overshadowed by the rather sobering, sombre proceedings of November 1st and 2nd every year. Known nationally as All Saints’ Day (Dzień Wszystkich Świętych) and All Souls’ Day (Dzień Zaduszny, or Dzień…

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