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Święconka (Blessing of the Easter Basket)

Before Easter, a Polish family will prepare a special Easter Basket to celebrate the holidays. This basket contains certain iconic food items, such as hard-boiled eggs, kiełbasa, salt and pepper, a butter lamb, bread, and possibly even chocolate… all nicely … Continue reading

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Wycinanki

Wycinanki are traditional Polish paper cut-outs.  The elements found within the cut-outs, as well as the colors used, vary by region, and are a rural invention used for relaxation. These cut-outs were usually used to decorate the home, particularly (but … Continue reading

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The Wisła River

Known as the Vistula River in English, the Wisła is Poland’s main artery, and the subject of many legends and historical events. It is the largest river in Poland and starts in the Śląsk (Silesia) region of Poland, finally emptying out … Continue reading

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