Monthly Archives: March 2012

Rainy thuesday, but don’t worry, Cracow will cherr you up 🙂

Weekend is coming and all of us can feel the smell of it… Image

Don’t miss Swing era in Cracow! – polish festiwal of swing music, dances and everything related to Swing 😉 more info in 

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Here comes the sun 😉

21st of March – first day of spring ;-))

Sun is coming, flowers are growing and warm wind is blowing! Everything seems to be nicer and better just feel the spirit of sprint!

In every first day of spring in Poland we are practicing old pogan tradition of spring – SINKING OF MARZANNA

Sinking of Marzanna is an old pagan custom. According to some sources “Marzanna” was a goddess which was offered grains after harvest in hope to ensure good crop the following year. According to other sources she was a goddess or death or winter. The name of “Marzanna” could originate from “marzec”, Polish name for month “March” since the ceremony was taking place in March.

Usually children and young adults took part in the ceremony. Marzanna puppet doll was walked through the houses of the village. In the evening she was taken away from the village illuminated by burnt jupiter branches which partly burned her. The burned marzanna was finally sunk in the river. This ceremony would be probably long forgotten if not an attempt to restore old pagan habits in place of Christian tradition by a communistic government.

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  St. Patrick’s Day    St. Patrick’s Day is here, you see.We’ll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.We’ll count the leaves and look them over,And maybe find a four-leafed clover.I’ll sew green buttons on my vest,Green for St. Patrick is the best.I’ll wear a … Continue reading

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Weekend in Cracow

Weekend is a time which all of us like the most! Rememeber that Cracow is the best place to spend some time and walk around DO you have plans for this time? NO? In this weekend we are going to … Continue reading

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What’s new in Mosquito?

So many goods here… 🙂 Do you hate mondays?  With Mosquito you will start to love these days 🙂 As you should know everyday is a new event in our hostel. Today we are going to make delicious hot-dogs! SOO… … Continue reading

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