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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. 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.
2. ‘Zurek’ soup recipe
This sour soup is known in Poland under various names, however, it is one of the most traditional dishes of the country. It you visit Poland, you must try it – especially that restaurants serve that soup in bread. But you may also try to cook it yourself.
3. Polish Culture Site Map
Navigate the Polish Culture site by using this easy to use site map.
4. Polish Easter celebrations
The article describes main traditions and customs that are cultivated during Easter in homes of the Polish people. Get to know how the Poles spend Wielkanoc (Easter) – the most important period of Christian tradition.
5. Easter tradition in Poland
Poland is known as a Catholic country, therefore Easter is a bank holiday that most of the Poles celebrate. It differs a lot from Christmas, however, it is also the time spent with family. Holy Week brings a lot of reflection but also hope for revival.
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. 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’.
8. 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.
9. Zapiekanka recipe
Nowadays the streets of Polish cities are crowded with places for buying kebabs or other worldwide popular fast-foods. But there is one typical Polish snack – called zapiekanka – that is still as much popular as it was during 1980s.
10. Kopytka (Little Hooves) recipe
Potato dumplings, that remind with their shape little hooves, may be served in various ways. They are easy and cheap to make. Kopytka taste wonderfully with spicy toppings as well as with sugar and melted butter on it.
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