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Fat Thursday

Fat Thursday is traditionally observed in the last week of carnival  before Lent. The tradition of eating doughnuts on Fat Thursday in Poland goes back

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Kinga Urbańska

Polish surnames – how did it all started

Kowalski, Nowak, Zielinski, Kwiatkowski, Wiśniewski, Lewandowski, Kaleta, Wójcik, Kowalczyk, Szymański, Mazur, Krawczyk, Piotrowski, Grabowski, Borowiec, Skiba, Paluch, Karp, Woźniak, Zając, Król, Stępień, Dudek, Sikora, Baran…. So a

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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. A definietive

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Stones for the Rampart

Stones for the Rampart, Polish Kamienie na szaniec was written by Aleksander Kamiński in 1943. This nonfiction novel was firstly published by the Polish underground

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Forefathers 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

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