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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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Girls rule! This Polish village hasn’t had a boy since 2009! Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

Girls are amazing! No doubt about that! I myself have two amazing daughters and every day I love watching how strong willed, brave and loving they are! Recently, this tiny village in Poland got a lot of attention, thanks to all the women living there! The village of Miejsce Odrzańskie, in the south of Poland…

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How is Father’s Day celebrated in Poland? Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

Father’s Day is almost here! It may seem like the holiday is all about delicious BBQ and gifting a beautiful tool kit, there’s more to it. Father’s Day (Dzień Ojca) is a holiday that honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood. In most countries, it is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. However, in some countries…

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Common Polish names and their English equivalents Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

Choosing your child’s name is a big decision. After all, he/she’ll be walking around with it for the rest of their life. When deciding on a name, you want to see it from the child’s point of view and how she or he will have to live with it throughout their lives. There’s a lot of pressure…

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New Year’s resolutions in Polish Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

Gym membership? Diet? Binge-watch the latest TV show everyone’s talking about? It’s January 2018, and that means many people around the world are already couple days into their New Year’s resolutions (Postanowienia Noworoczne). But as each year brings its own personal goals and associated challenges, none ever carry as much weight as the old standby: getting in…

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Naming children in Poland Posted by on Dec 31, 2017

How are children’s names chosen in your country? Do you follow ancient naming traditions or are modern names more popular? Do you pass names down through family generations or invent new ones? Many Polish names are rooted in the names of Christian saints. It is quite common for people to celebrate their name-day, which is…

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Waiting for the first star in the sky during Wigilia Posted by on Dec 24, 2017

Many Poles wait until the first star appears in the sky before sitting down to eat on December 24th. This tradition commemorates the Star of Bethlehem, which according to the New Testament guided the Wise Men to the birthplace of Christ. Nowadays, with so many satellites circling around the Earth and reflecting light, its sometimes…

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