Author Archives: Poland by Mail

Have You Splashed Someone With Water, Yet? (Today)

If you’re a guy (from Poland or of Polish descent), and there’s a girl/woman out there that you like, today might be a good day to douse her with water. That’s because today is known as Śmigus Dyngus (Dyngus Day, here in … Continue reading

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The Woodcarvers of Poland

Poland has a long tradition of woodcarving. Polish woodcarvers have created many beautiful statues, wooden boxes, religious icons, all meticulously and expertly carved by hand from wood. The Sukiennice Cloth Hall in Kraków’s town square is a famous historical building … Continue reading

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Poland plans on banning all Easter Bunny imagery

Calling the Easter Bunny an “unnecessary distraction from the joy of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion,” the Polish government has announced plans to ban all Easter Bunny imagery this year, for fear it is marginalizing the true message of Easter. Over the … Continue reading

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