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Festive Christmas Table with Traditional Polish dishes

Polish Holidays: Official and Traditional Celebrations

Polish holidays run the gamut of national holidays to pagan and religious celebrations. Let’s take a look at Polish holidays – which ones Poles enjoy as days off and which ones are observed as important aspects of Polish culture. Then we’ll discuss how Poles celebrate their holidays. Contents What Are Poland’s Official Public Holidays? Which …

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Aerial view of Main Market Square in Old Town Krakow

10 Best Things to Do in Krakow: Guide to Sights and Activities

Are you looking for things to do in Krakow? Krakow, as Poland’s most popular city, has sights and activities for every taste, age, interest, or itinerary. Whether you’re into art and history, down for tasting food and drink, want to explore Jewish Krakow, or are there for Polish cultural events, you’re bound to make memories …

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Castle Square in Warsaw at night with Royal Castle

11 Best Things to Do in Warsaw: Guide to Sights and Activities    

Are you looking for things to do in Warsaw? Though you can spend much of your time sightseeing, you’ll find more things to do in Warsaw than only looking at attractions. In fact, in Warsaw, it’s easy to find hands-on activities, unique experiences, and educational opportunities that you can fill your Warsaw itinerary with no …

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A hand writes "Made in Poland" in a notebook

Guide to the Best Souvenirs from Poland – Polish-made Products to Buy

When you visit Poland, you may be overwhelmed with your options for what to buy. The country, after all, produces many high-quality, unique, useful, and beautiful Polish-made products. As a result, if you’re looking to bypass the tchotchkes, you’re sure to find something special that ticks all your requirements. And while a list of the …

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Folk Art from Poland: Discover Polish Traditional Crafts

The world of Polish traditional crafts is colorful, culturally meaningful, and reflects regional aesthetics. It also has strong ties to traditional folk life and Polish identity. Those who begin to explore the world of folk art from Poland find striking floral designs, bold hues, delicate patterns, symbolic imagery, and the perpetuation of traditional techniques passed …

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Colored eggs and cake for Easter in Poland

Easter in Poland: Traditions Through the Ages

Easter in Poland is a beautiful Polish holiday that straddles Christian and pagan traditions. Because the majority of Poland’s population identifies as Catholic, it follows the Western church calendar in its celebrations, and Christian symbolism is strong in the observance of this holiday. However, like Easter in Lithuania, Poland’s neighbor, Catholicism and pre-Christian beliefs mingle …

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