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Piast the Wheelwright legend
Legends might be just simple stories told to explain some events in the past, but very often they include historic information or at least information passed on by our ancestors. The legend about Piast, the founder of first Polisg royal dynasty, goes back to times when the country was inhabited
Partitions of Poland
It is hard to believe that a powerful country can one day simply vanish from the map. Partitions is a part of history of Poland that consisted of awaiting for independence. For 123 the Poles lived divided into 3 separate countries still kept hope for better future.
Our Folks – one of the best Polish comedies
The story of two quarrelling families, Karguls and Pawlaks, that were resettled after the WW II, still brings laugh to older and younger generations. This fabulous comedy is one of the favourites in Poland.
The operation was a part of the plan that aimed to decrease the number of Ukrainian population that inhabited southeastern part of Poland. It was preceded by exchange of citizens between Poland and Soviet Ukraine, that stayed within the two countries after the change of the borders.
Old Good Marriage, sung Polish poetry
There is a big group of Poles who love so called ‘sung poetry’. These are songs, very often poems to which music has been composed, that have deeper meaning than nowadays music. One of the bands that is very popular – since 25 years – is called Stare Dobre Malzenstwo.
Nativity Scene in Poland
The Christian tradition of building Nativity Scene is very old. Since ages people would build models. Some of them became pieces of art as they depicted local architecture, clothes and conditions more similar to those in Poland than in Bethlehem where Jesus Christ was born.
Mrs Walewska, Polish mistress of Napoleon
Although women are called the weaker sex, their love may influence the action of the greatest politicians of the world. One fine example is Mrs Maria Walewska, who became a mistress of Napoleon Bonaparte and was called by him his Polish wife.
Mountains of Poland
The south of Poland can boast of mountain ranges that attract numerous tourists. Three main ranges of Polish mountains offer various types of wild life. They attract tourists and funs of winter sports as the most popular resorts are usually situated at the feet of mountain ranges.
Most important Polish male Saints of Middle Ages
The Poles pay a lot of attention to saints that are very often patrons and supporters of professions and cities. The article tells about most important make saints of Poland that influenced the country and believes of its citizens throughout the centuries.
Monte Cassino, Polish pride in Italy
When visiting Italy many Poles do not forget about Monte Cassino and Polish cemetery that is located on the hill. It reminds of the battle that took place there and input of Polish troops in regaining the power by allies over the city of Rome.
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