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Poland remembers Holocaust survivals Posted by on Jan 27, 2022

January 27th marks the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp (wyzwolenie obozu koncentracyjnego Auschwitz).  The U.N. General Assembly designated International Holocaust Remembrance Day on November 1, 2005 , and chose January 27th,  the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops in 1945, an International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Millions of people, most of them Jews…

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Three Kings’ Day in Poland Posted by on Jan 6, 2022

The holiday of Three Kings’ Day ( Dzień Trzech Króli), which takes place on January 6th, marks the end of the Christmas season in impressive style throughout Poland. The holiday commemorates the Biblical visit of the Three Kings to little Jesus soon after he was born. The Wise Men, after a long journey from the East, each of them…

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No alcohol on Christmas Eve in Poland Posted by on Dec 24, 2021

I think everyone should experience traditional Polish Christmas, at least once! Food is amazing, so many traditions involved, you are going to love it! Christmas is probably the most important holiday in Poland. Spent with family and friends, 3 days long (Christmas Eve is super important, probably more than actual Christmas Day…and then there is…

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This church in Cracow is a must see for architecture lovers. Posted by on Apr 30, 2021

St. Peter and Paul Church in Cracow

Cracow (Kraków) holds everything from Gothic towers to great medieval castles to explore. Its rich variety of historic architecture includes Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings. And the amazing baroque structure of St. Peter and Paul’s Church I will tell you about, will not disappoint all the people who love architecture! Kraków’s palaces (pałace), churches (kościoły), theaters…

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My favorite memories of spending Easter in Poland Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

I have so many memories of celebrating different holidays I spent in Poland.  As you know, Poland is a country with rich traditions. Despite being at the heart of much destruction during World War II, it has kept much of its cultural heritage remarkably intact. Easter in Poland is filled with amazing customs! There are…

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Have you heard about Pope’s Trail in Poland? Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyła, was officially declared a saint by the Vatican on April 27th 2014. After over twenty-five years as pope, including two assassination attempts, several cancer scares, hearing loss and public diagnosis of osteoarthrosis and Parkinson’s disease, John Paul II passed away on April 2nd, 2005, plunging Poland into national mourning…

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Is it legal to spread human ashes in Poland? Posted by on Jul 23, 2019

I recently said goodbye to a friend, together with his family, at the top of the mountain. He had certain wishes about his burial, before he passed away. It was a very sad, but beautiful moment. If your loved one was cremated, you may be planning to scatter his or her ashes, or at least…

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