Dziady Ritual

Dziady is a pre-Christian All Souls ritual during which those who live celebrated their connection with those who passed away.  It was belived that  souls sometimes come back to places where they were at their lifetime. By this  ceremony people were trying to  make contact with their ancestors. The purpose of this ritual was to gain favour from deceased relatives who were belived to be keepers of fecundity and good harvest. The word Dziady comes
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Polish Family Names – how did it all started

Back to XII century a person was described only by one word – his name. There was no distinction for names or surnames whatsoever. Designations that were used to describe people were not inherited and consist of one word. Among others typical names from that historic period were: Bogdan, Sulen, Micherz, Suluj, Niesiebud, Gościrad, Boguchwał, Kuczek, Dalestryj, Radost, Dobruj, Kuzior, Paweł, Suta, Chocian, Przewodek, Gwozdan, Chwalisz, Krobza, Miłostryj, Żydowin, Bożek and Chociemir. Contemporary meaning of
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The history of polish zur

Żurek is one of the best known polish traditional soups, recognized worldwide. Rumor has it that Żur was the very first polish cuisine. Depending on the region and local traditions there are various ways to serve Żur which is also known as Żurek or Barszcz Biały (white borsch). In Poland it is sometimes served in an edible bowl made of bread or with boiled potatoes and halved hard-boiled eggs. It is also traditionally eaten during
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