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Experience

May weekend

„Long Polish May Weekend” in Poland is the 1st and the 3rd of May (almost all shops are closed). The 1st of May is a Labor Day, the 3rd of May is the 3rd May Constitution celebration (Polish constitution, signed on the 3rd of May 1791, was the sec...

Śmingus Dyngus

Śmingus Dyngus comes from 15th century and at the beginning it was a folk celebration. Śmingus Dyngus tradition says that boys and men should pour water on girls and women on that day. The tradition says that the wetter the woman gets the more luc...

Easter Saturday

Celebrations start on Palm Sunday when specially prepared palms are blessed in church. They are made from live and dried plants and are handmade or purchased in Polish shops. Later on, they will be Easter tables’ decorations. Moreover, on Easter S...

Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane

Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane. Therefore gathers ski jumping funs from all over the world. The Cup will be watched by funs from all around the world as there will be international competitors. You shouldn’t miss it. If you aren’t there this ye...

St. Andrew's Eve

Andrzejki (St. Andrews Eve). Traditionally it is a nigh of fortune-telling from 29 till 30.11 so, the St. Andrews Day Eve. It is an ideal opportunity to organize parties before the period of Advent. This is why in many schools, discos, clubs and h...

Independence Day

Independence Day is on the 11th of November. Every year this day is a bank holiday. The holiday commemorates regaining independence after 123 years of annexation of Polish lands (1795-1918). On this day military parades are organized. Often there ...

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is held on the 1st of November. Preparations to this holiday usually start about 2 weeks in advance when people visit cemeteries to prepare graves for this holiday. During that time it is easy to encounter traffic jams near cemeter...

Polish Christmas

Things you may not have known about Polish Christmas: 1. The most important day for us is the 24th of December – Christmas Eve. 2. We spend three days of Christmas with our families mainly at Christmas feasts (24th-26th of December). 3. Polish ch...

Nativity Scenes

Szopai Bożonarodzeniowa is a shed constructed with live animals inside. It is also traditional for school children to organize nativity plays before Christmas free days off school. One of the most interesting nativity scene custom was born in Krak...

Meal on Christmas Eve the 24th of December

Meal on Christmas Eve the 24th of December is Christmas dinner that should start traditionally when the first star appears on the sky. All family gathers together then and first reads the gospel about the birth of Christ and then family members sh...

Christmas sweets

Christmas sweets are gingerbread cookies which should be prepared about 2-3 weeks before Christmas. On Christmas Eve dinner table we find poppy seed rolls and all kinds of cakes with poppy seed as according to tradition, eating poppy seed cakes br...

Christmas baubles production

Baubles are made in baubles factories. Polish Christmas trees are full of these colourful works of art. At the top of Polish Christmas trees you wont find any angel or leprechaun but only stars or glass tops in shape of needle with richly decorate...

Christmas Fairs

Christmas fairs in Poland became wide-spread. We encounter such small Christmas shop gatherings in majority of bigger Polish towns and cities. Usually they start at the beginning of December before St. Nicholas day on the 6th of December, when chi...

Fatty Thursday

Fatty Thursday is Polish counterpart of British Pancake Day. Actually, to be more precise in Poland it is rather Doughnut Day. The holiday is always on the last Thursday before Lent Post. As Fatty Thursday date depends on Easter day, its date is c...

Easter

Things you may not have known about Polish Easter: 1. Preparations for Easter start a week before Ash Wednesday. On Thursday we have a Doughnut Day or Fat Thursday when we eat lots of doughnuts to prepare ourselves for lent period. 2. On Palm Su...

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is Easter Palms preparation. Palm Sunday date depends on Easter date and it is Sunday just before Easter Sunday, which can be between the 15th of March and the 18th of April. It commemorates Christ triumphant entry to Jerusalem when pe...

Kuchnia Polska - Polish Cuisine

The most popular Polish dishes are: dumplings, cabbage roll, pork chop, minced chop, bigos (often translated into English as hunter's stew) , meat jelly, pork knuckle, many soups like sour rye soup (soup made from fermented rye flour), cabbage sou...

Obwarzanek making workshops

Obwarzanki are traditional parboiled dough rings that tourists can meet in many parts of Kraków’s Old Town. They are part of the city’s history for over 600 years. They are loved by natives, tourists and of course by numerous Kraków’s pigeons. We ...

Stained Glass Windows Workshops

It is one of the most original activities that you can order in Kraków. Stained Glass Windows Museum and workshops in Kraków depict a gem of Art Nouveau achievements of famous Kraków Art School. It is located in the original building of the oldest...

Dumplings workshop

Dumplings are one of the most popular Polish traditional dishes. You can taste them in almost all restaurants. As they are so tasty, why don’t you learn how to make them? Dumplings are known since the 13th century, there are numerous recipes for t...

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