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Archive for February, 2020

What not to do during “leap year” according to Polish superstitions. Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago. Thirty days has September, April, June and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone Which has but twenty-eight, in fine, Till leap year gives it…

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When life gives you lemons…make this Polish Lemon Liqueur! Posted by on Feb 28, 2020

Most of us know this old saying “When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade”. Obviously, this quote is used to encourage optimism in the face of adversity. Lemons are sour and represent life’s challenges, whereas a lemonade is sweet and represents facing life’s challenges and turning them into something positive. In other…

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Let’s have some Polish doughnuts this Fat Thursday! Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

Fat Thursday is here! How I wish I was in Poland today, eating wonderful doughnuts my mother makes at home….What a delicious holiday! The exact date of Fat Thursday (Tłusty Czwartek) changes every year because it depends on the Christian calendar and is linked to Lent and Easter. However, Fat Thursday is always celebrated on…

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Are you going to visit this Polish city on Valentine’s Day? Posted by on Feb 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day in Poland is celebrated with joy and excitement, just like anywhere else! This day in Poland focuses on love, romance, appreciation and friendship. Chocolates, heart shaped candies and other gifts are given to loved ones. The holiday is known as Walentynki! Many hotels, resorts and restaurants offer special packages for romantic getaways. One of the…

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