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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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The White Eagle

The Polish White Eagle has been Poland’s national symbol since the country’s conversion to Catholicism. It was the official symbol of the first (crowned) king of Poland, King Bolesław I Chrobry.  His father, Prince Mieszko I, united the tribes of … Continue reading

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