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The Drowning of Marzanna: Polish way of saying farewell to Winter

Hello Spring and Goodbye Winter 🙂 In Poland, the first day of spring is celebrated by Drowning of Marzanna (in polish: Topienie Marzanny). Marzanna is the old Slavic goddess of winter, plague and death. By burning and drowning the effigy of Marzanna, the ancient Slavs wanted to protect themselves from winter and encourage the timely… Continue reading The Drowning of Marzanna: Polish way of saying farewell to Winter

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Happy Women’s Day

Wonderful Outstanding Marvellous Adorable Nice International Women’s Day held on 8th March is celebrated by many countries around the world to honour women’s achievements throughout the history. Started as a political event, the holiday adopted in the culture of many countries. In some celebrations, the day lost its political tone, and became simply an occasion… Continue reading Happy Women’s Day

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Fat Thursday: Poland’s love affair with doughnuts

Today is last Thursday before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. But…what is so special about it? Well, many Catholic countries celebrate Fat Thursday on that day. Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating (sounds good to me). Lent is a time of fasting, so no sweets or treats are allowed! The next… Continue reading Fat Thursday: Poland’s love affair with doughnuts

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Taste of Poland: 5 traditional must-try dishes

When I visit new places, I have to taste local cuisine – even if I can’t pronounce name of the dish or even if food looks scary 🙂 Without it there is no authentic travel experience for Dora The Explorer. Rich, delicious, very hearty… Traditional Polish cuisine is a real calories bomb, so if you want to… Continue reading Taste of Poland: 5 traditional must-try dishes