Jare rite and straw effigy representing winter

The tradition of drowning an effigy of Marzanna is a folk custom to celebrate the end of winter. It survived in the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, and Slovakia. The ritual involves preparing a female effigy and either setting it on fire or drowning. Marzanna (in Polish), is a Baltic and Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites. She is often described as a demon associated with death, winter and nightmares. The death of Marzanna at the
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80th Anniversary of the Cable Car Kasprowy Wierch

The cable-car trip to the Mount Kasprowy Wierch is a classic tourist attraction. At the end of the ascent  you can get off and stand with one foot in Poland and the other in Slovakia. The view from the top is spectacular. Kasprowy Wierch is a Mountain in Western Tatras. Its highest point is at 1,987 meters above see level.There are meteorological and astronomical observatories built there. It is also one of the most popular
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Women’s Day in Poland

Women’s Day, Polish: Dzień Kobiet is celebrated each year on 8th of March. It is observed as a symbol of respect for victims of fights for equal rights for women. It was established in 1910 but in Poland it was not commonly celebrated until 1993. History The earliest Women’s Day was held on 28th February 1909, in New York. It was organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of
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