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This popular dish is one of the most popular meals of Polish cuisine. Although its basic ingredients are white cabbage, sauerkraut and meat, one may enrich its taste with various additions. Tastes even better when reheated.
Barborka, the nameday of Barbara
Nameday is a traditional celebration, similar to birthday, that is spent among relations and friends. St Barbara's nameday offers, however, balls, feasts and orchestra marches that take place on that day, especially in Silesia region where there are many mines.
Baczynski, poet and soldier
This young man was talented poet and soldier in one. Although his adolescence was rushed by the break out of WW II, he also left poems full of hope and joy over life. One of the most gifted poets of Polish occupation sacrificed his life to ideas that he believed in.
Astonishing Polish cemeteries
The most known burial places are situated in Warsaw, Krakow and Zakopane. They feature astonishing architecture and great people who have been buried on them. Those cemeteries are ranked among the most precious monuments of Poland.
Anna Jagiellonka – king’s wife
Queen Anna was the last member of Jagiellon family. When her brother died, leaving no successors, there were plans to proclaim her the king of Poland and crown her together with her husband, that would be chosen by Polish nobles.
All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day
During the two days the Poles celebrate bank holiday that gives time and opportunity for contemplation. Especially important, during this time, is remembrance to all those who died. Visitors to cemeteries embellish graves with flowers and candles.
Adam Mickiewicz, great poet of two nations
This poet of Romantic period is thought to be one of the greatest writers in Poland and in Lithuania. His works were influenced by the country’s situation and his interest in history. Mickiewicz encouraged his nation with works that described the time when it was strong and independent.
Academy of Mr Kleks – a film review
The film about Mr Inkblot and the students of his school is one of the most popular Polish movies for children. The story takes us into the world of fairy-tales while marvellous songs entertain the young and the old.
A history of Krakow for everyone, a book review
It is hard to read about the history of the city if there are many details provided. The book that I would like to recommend provides historical facts together with legends and interesting stories on Krakow. It is fun reading it and the book is available in English.
12 Christmas Eve dishes
It is Polish tradition that during Wigilia (Christmas Eve dinner) 12 dishes must be served. Among them many contain cabbage, mushrooms or poppy. The article will give you some ideas which dishes one can choose for this special evening.
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