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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. 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.

3. 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.

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

6. The legend of Pan Twardowski
Magicians are very often characters of folklore tales and believes. Pan Twardowski is a Polish legendary sorcerer who is believed to have outwitted the devil. His person, most probably based on real individual, inspired numerous poets and novelists.

7. 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.

8. Mrs Walewska, Polish mistress of Napoleon
Although women are called the weaker sex, their love may influence the action of the greatest politicians of the world. One fine example is Mrs Maria Walewska, who became a mistress of Napoleon Bonaparte and was called by him his Polish wife.

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. 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.



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