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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. Santa Claus versus Saint Nicholas in Poland
Santa Claus name translated into Polish is 'Swiety Mikolaj'. Few people reckon, however, that this Polish name is actually a name of a real saint who would give secret presents to people. Therefore Santa comes to Polish children twice.

4. Ruthenian (Russian) Dumplings recipe
The Russian style dumplings are very popular among the Poles and are also one of favourite meals of visitors to the country. As the recipe for the dumplings is very easy, you may try to make them yourself at home.

5. 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.

6. Polish culture for children
Gaining knowledge on the country we do not live in is a hard task. As one does not have permanent contact with a given culture, the learning process is much slower. Therefore, it is the best idea to provide experience of the culture already in childhood.

7. 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.

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. Krokiety recipe
The dish is one these that are popular during Christmas Eve dinner in some regions of Poland. It consists of cabbage that is one of Polish most favorites ingredients. It may be prepared in a vegetarian way or with meat. Tastes even better with red borscht.

10. Mazowsze Folk Group
The group was formed by people who felt a strong need to rescue folk culture from being forgotten. They surely did their job very well as the group is now popular not only in Poland but also all around the world.



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