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Easter tradition in Poland
Poland is known as a Catholic country, therefore Easter is a bank holiday that most of the Poles celebrate. It differs a lot from Christmas, however, it is also the time spent with family. Holy Week brings a lot of reflection but also hope for revival.

Fat Thursday feast
The feast of Fat Thursday is celebrated shortly before the Lent. On that day citizens of Poland (as well as Catholic parts of Germany) consume great amounts of sweets. Among the most popular specialties are ‘paczki’ and ‘faworki’.

Fawley Court, Polish soul of Great Britain
England has a small village that used to be a centre for Polish immigrants from the time of the World War II. It was school for boys. The Congregation of Marian Fathers, that led the school, decided however to sell the property after 55 years.

Find the Poles in Internet.
At the end of 2006 millions of Poles went crazy for Internet portal that enables to search for friends from their school. Soon they started to use it as a space to contact with old and new friends, former teachers and family members.

Forbidden Songs, a film review
The film is a tribute to patriotic songs that give hope even during the hardest times. The plot takes place between 1939 ansd 1945 in occupied Warsaw. Its main character is music that gave hope to ordinary people and was their only weapon in this period.

Generation of Columbuses
Christopher Columbus strived for discovery of new lands and excitement it gave. Polish generation of youth, called after him, did not choose the discovery they were condemned to. And yet they were to discover their boundaries or the lack of their boundaries in sacrifice they would offer.

Geography of Poland
Basics of geography of Poland, featuring topics such as: rivers, mountains, lakes, climate, flora and fauna. The article will give you an overview on the main and most characteristic geographical features of the country.

Golabki (stuffed cabbage) recipe
Although the name ‘golabki’ stands for little pigeons – the dish has nothing to do with these birds. It consists of stuffed cabbage with filling made of rice, barely and meat or mushrooms. It tastes delicious with sauce.

Greens salad recipe
There are many Polish dishes that one would perceive as fat or greasy. However, greens salad that is described in the following article (consisting of boiled vegetables) is one of starters that most of Polish parties – let it be weddings or other anniversaries – cannot miss.

Guest in house, God in house!
In traditional Polish families it is believed that guests bring blessing to the house that they visit. Therefore the guests are taken care of with attention and are treated to the feast organised by the housewife. Food and alcoholic drinks will be served during the visit.

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