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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. Wigilia - Polish Christmas tradition
On the 24th of December Polish families gather at the table to hear the Gospel about birth of Jesus Christ, share Christmas wafer and eat 12 traditionally served dishes. Wigilia is surely one of the most important events in Poland.

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. 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.

5. 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

6. Old Good Marriage, sung Polish poetry
There is a big group of Poles who love so called ‘sung poetry’. These are songs, very often poems to which music has been composed, that have deeper meaning than nowadays music. One of the bands that is very popular – since 25 years – is called Stare Dobre Malzenstwo.

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

8. 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

9. 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.

10. 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.



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