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1. Polish Culture Site Map
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2. Barborka, the nameday of Barbara
Nameday is a traditional celebration, similar to birthday, that is spent among relations and friends. St Barbara's nameday offers, however, balls, feasts and orchestra marches that take place on that day, especially in Silesia region where there are many mines.

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 12 Christmas Eve dishes
It is Polish tradition that during Wigilia (Christmas Eve dinner) 12 dishes must be served. Among them many contain cabbage, mushrooms or poppy. The article will give you some ideas which dishes one can choose for this special evening.

7. Bolek and Lolek cartoon
There are some animated TV series that we all love to come back too. Bolek and Lolek is children cartoon from the times of my childhood. It is about adventures of two young brothers. As it does not contain polish dialogues, it was promoted also outside of Poland.

8. Kutia , Christmas dessert recipe
Among all the Christmas recipes, we very often forgot about sweets that should also be served on Polish tables. Of course there is a variety of sweets to prepare, however, only few of them or typical for Christmas period. One of them is Kutia.

9. Lodz, Polish city
It is one of the biggest Polish cities nowadays. Its development was especially based on industry. Although it seems to be a little bit forgotten or neglected by Polish tourist, one must remember that Lodz used to play an important function. After WW II it was announced temporary capital city of the

10. In Darkness, a film review
Agnes Holland is one of directors who gained recognition outside of Poland. Her last movie has been nominated to the Oscar awards. It is definitely worth recommending, especially that it depicts the real story of a group of Jews that went through Holocaust in Lvov. They hid in the sewers to save the



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