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What haunted places you should visit in Poland during Halloween season? Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

Are you a fan of Halloween and haunted places? Are traditional ways of spending time while traveling not enough for you? If yes, then trip to Poland with a little bit of a thrill may be a great idea! You probably will not able to find much information about haunted places with chilling stories in…

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Are the saints to blame for the cold snap in May in Poland? Posted by on May 15, 2019

St Pancras is a member of a trio known as the Ice Saints. The others are St Servatius and St Mamertus. Their chilly collective name comes from the traditional belief that their days, 11th, 12th and 13th of May, bring cold weather and the last frost of the year. It was noted that there was…

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Are there any ghost towns and spooky places in Poland? Posted by on Jul 21, 2017

Poland is a place of many hauntings. Its castles are particularly prone to paranormal activity, given the often gruesome acts of the past and the dramatic gestures of their inhabitants. Many former royal residences are made spookier by the presence of “white ladies” who are often the ghosts of women murdered as a part of…

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Going underground Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

Underground experience is not just a challenging adventure, but also an excellent idea to learn about both conservation and history in practice. It boasts great enthusiasm and popularity among tourists, who are keen on its uniqueness, mystery and excitement it evokes. In Poland, there are over 70 underground tourist routes such as caves, old mines and…

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THE LEGEND OF THE QUEEN OF THE BALTIC Posted by on Jun 28, 2012

Children  (and not only) love legends. Here is a Polish legend about the queen of the Baltic Sea: Long, long ago, the Baltic Sea (Morze Bałtyckie) was ruled by Jurata, a beautiful queen. She had long golden hair and sea green eyes. Her loveliness caused Perkun, the fierce God of thunder and lightning, to fall in…

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Epiphany Posted by on Jan 5, 2012

Tomorrow is Epiphany. Epiphany, meaning “vision of God”, which falls on January 6, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. Western Christians commemorate principally (but not solely) the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the Baby Jesus, and thus Jesus’ physical manifestation…

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Wigilia Posted by on Dec 16, 2011

Wigilia is the Polish name for Christmas Eve. Much work must be done, including cooking, baking, and all the housework. This way, the two holidays that follow can be devoted to praying, caroling, eating, relaxing, and eventually visiting. This special day is associated with several beliefs and customs.When the first star appears in the…

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