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Here are the top ten articles for the Polish Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Polish Culture Site Map
Navigate the Polish Culture site by using this easy to use site map.

2. Chrust (Faworki) Recipe
Recipe for traditional Polish pastry straws called Chrust (or Faworki) that are especially popular during time of carnival and on Fat Thursday celebrations. Easy to make, Faworki will provide a lot of joy to Polish cuisine lovers.

3. Sauerkraut with beans recipe
sauerkraut, dish, Christmas, beans,

4. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska Sanctuary
The sanctuary in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska dates back to the beginning of 17th century. The calvaries as such started, however, in 15th century in Spain. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska can boast also of 16th century monastery and painting of Holy Mary.

5. Slavic goddess and Spring
Marzanna is a Slavic goddess that would be indentified with death and Winter. Slavs, missing Spring sun and being desperate for good harvest season, would drown the effigy of the goddess to arrange proper welcome for Spring. This custom is still celebrated in schools and kindergartens in Poland.

6. The best Polish cartoons
Polish bed time stories for children would bring the audience into the world of imagination, animals or naughty children that always happily get out of troubles. The period of the best Polish animated series was between 1960 and 1980.

7. Guest in house, God in house!
In traditional Polish families it is believed that guests bring blessing to the house that they visit. Therefore the guests are taken care of with attention and are treated to the feast organised by the housewife. Food and alcoholic drinks will be served during the visit.

8. Polish female Medieval Saints
Polish saints described in this article were not always of Polish origin but they lived in Poland and were respected here thanks to their modest life and deeds. They came from prominent families but left the wealth behind and gave their life to God.

9. Fat Thursday feast
The feast of Fat Thursday is celebrated shortly before the Lent. On that day citizens of Poland (as well as Catholic parts of Germany) consume great amounts of sweets. Among the most popular specialties are ‘paczki’ and ‘faworki’.

10. Miracles of Saint Jadwiga
Saint Jadwiga of Poland, the only female king of the country, is especially known for her pious life that is said to include numerous miracles. This young woman is one of the most important saints in Polish culture.



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