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Fun and festivities in Poland - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

Poland is a deeply religious country, and therefore, its residents have a special attitude towards such holidays as Christmas and Easter. The whole family gathers at the festive table on the Christmas Eve. There is always a white tablecloth and a small piece of hay. The table is served to have a place for guests who can unexpectedly enter the house to celebrate. The feast begins when the first star appears in the sky. Then, a candle lights up in the house. People sitting at the table say a prayer and start eating a meal consisting of 12 lean dishes. On Christmas Eve, it is common to exchange thin plates of dough, which you need to buy in the church. It is believed that they are the wishes of happiness and good. The next day, December 25, the Poles go to visit each other and exchange gifts.
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Another important holiday for the Polish culture is Easter. On the eve of Easter, the whole family goes to the church to consecrate 7 products intended for a celebration. These are lamb, horseradish, meat smoked products, Easter cakes, eggs, bread, cheese, and salt. These products are placed in a special basket, which is called swieconka. On the day of Easter, you must definitely attend a church service before you start a festive breakfast with a consecrated egg and Easter paska. After this, the holiday starts. The Poles compete with eggs. The owner of the toughest will be lucky throughout the year. The second day of Easter is called Smigus-dyngus, or wet Monday. Children collect a sweet tribute from neighbors. The main feature of wet Monday is pouring each other with water. It’s impossible to stay dry on this day. Besides that, being dry is a bad omen.
Another important theme in the culture of Poland is the memory of the struggle for independence. May 3, is the day of the Constitution of Poland. It was the first in Europe, adopted in the 18th century. November 11, is the day of Independence of Poland. This date was not chosen by chance. On November 11, 1918, Poland appeared on the map of Europe as an independent state. On May 8, people celebrate liberation from fascism. That’s a business day, but thousands of people rush to the grave of an unknown soldier in Warsaw to lay flowers at the memorial. January 27, is another date related to the Second World War. This day is the Holocaust Memorial Day. One of the most terrible concentration camps of Nazi Germany, Auschwitz, was in Poland. More than a million people died there. Copyright
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There are quite a lot of cheerful folk festivals in Poland. On January 21 and 22, Grandmother's Day and Grandfather's Day are celebrated. On this day, it is customary to bring presents and pay a maximum attention to relatives. The whole family necessarily gathers at a large table, even if they don’t do that on other days. May 26, is the Mother's Day. Children visit their mothers with traditional bunches of flowers. November 30, is the Day of Andrzejki. This national holiday is one of the most popular among young people. In the evening, they arrange parties, where it’s common to read the fortune. The melted wax is poured into the cold water, and the outlines of the resulting figure determine the future. The New Year's Eve in Poland is called Sylvester, in honor of St. Sylvester. He has captured the Leviathan, which has been supposed to break free on New Year's Eve. That didn't happen. Since then, local residents are celebrating this event. It’s common to wear masquerade costumes.
Gdansk Canal One of the biggest festivals in Poland is the Jagiellonian Fair, which takes place in Lublin in August. It attracts thousands of tourists from all over Europe. It features festivities and theatrical historical performances. An amazing and incredibly colorful event, Wesele Kurpiowskie, is held in Kadzidlo in June. That’s a reconstruction of the old wedding ceremony, which takes place every year. Hundreds of fictitious couples take part in the wedding ceremony held in a historical manner. Another authentic holiday of Poland is the Folklore Festival of the Mountain Lands in Zakopane. A huge number of bands from all over the world come to the festival. The main condition is that they must represent the culture of the mountain people.
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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of Poland

Within last several years Krakow Aqua Park has become one of favorite places for family holidays. Huge pools, slides, play areas for children and a well-equipped garden – this is a paradise for fans of water sports and hot sun. Shoppers will enjoy visiting local shops, where they can buy designer clothes, perfumes and trendy jewelry. In MediaMarkt supermarket you can buy various appliances, and Geant shopping complex offers visitors widest choice of different products, from clothes and shoes … Read more
When night falls to Warsaw, guests are welcome to visit numerous night clubs and bars of the city. Tygmont jazz club is a popular venue among music lovers and fans of dancing. Several times a week here are held performances of popular jazz bands and interesting theme parties. Here guests can enjoy not only their favorite music, but also excellent snacks, as well as signature cocktails at the bar. Fans of shopping will also never get bored in Warsaw. They are cordially welcome to visit large … Read more
The most popular route for hiking is the climb to the mount Gubałówka. Its peak is the most accessible. There is no need to have some special skills for lifting there. Thrill-seekers will find a pleasant surprise here too. There is a great attraction, which is a bit like the classic "roller coaster". Those who prefer a more relaxing holiday, will have an opportunity to visit equipped observation decks on the top, which offer a fascinating panoramic view. Another awesome way to admire the … Read more
Lovers of beer will appreciate the trip to Lech Brewery. This trip lasts about an hour, and after captivating story of history and activity of brewery visitors can get the jug of excellent beer. The picturesque park Cytadela can become the good place for calm resting and picnic. On its territory there is the Military Museum, that’s why this park is so popular among the city’s guests. Lovers of night entertainments will like Poznan too, the city offers the good bars, clubs and discos. One of … Read more
Wroclaw is also home to a wonderful water park - Wroclaw Aquapark. You can easily spend the whole day here, having at exciting attractions or simply relaxing at the poolside. Visitors with children will be glad to attend a special rest area with small pools and playgrounds. Numerous local cafes are a great way to rest and regain power after active rest. Travellers, who cannot imagine a vacation without visiting spa centres, are recommended visit Massage Express and Balinese Masaz. Wide range of … Read more
If you want to visit disco clubs of the city, the most popular one is Gdansk Bacowka Na Janrarowej. In the daytime the disco is just a cozy cafe, in which guests are offered to try a wide selection of dishes of national cuisine. In the evening the café turns into an amazing disco, where guests are welcome to have fun on the large dance floor and enjoy their favorite music. Celtic Pub is a popular nightclub, which never ceases to delight visitors with bright parties. It has become the regular … Read more
Local zoo is a place of obligatory visit for tourists travelling with kids. The youngest guests will get acquainted with friendly fauna creatures of the zoo. Kids will get a chance to feed rabbits and dwarf goats and to get a picture of favorite pets. Those who give preference to open air recreation should surely visit the Lagiewniki park. It is located in a few minute drive from the city center. This is a genuine green paradise in the heart of large crowded city. The park possesses all the … Read more
Nature enthusiasts must visit the picturesque surrounding area of Kazimierz Dolny, which became known for its incredible scenery throughout the world. Hundreds of years ago, it attracted artists from various countries. Now the natural area is a popular destination among active tourists. Here you can find dozens of hiking trails and admire centuries-old forests and spacious meadows while walking. Horseback riding is also available here in the warm season. Several large horse breeding centers … Read more

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