Monthly Archives: November 2013

Krakow’s Christmas Market

The beautiful city of Krakow is usually draped in snow during the festive season, making Krakow Christmas Market an even prettier sight for visitors. The Rynek, which is the huge market square in the old town’s centre, provides the setting … Continue reading

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Andrzejki – St. Andrew’s Eve, November 29th

For several hundred years now girls in Poland have foretold their future as regards to love and marriage on St. Andrew’s Eve. The ancient custom of girls’ divination night was described by the chronicler Marcin Bielski in his 16th century play … Continue reading

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Polish Independence Day 2013

National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence. After years of partitions done by Austria, Prussia and Russia between 1772 and 1795, national uprisings (November … Continue reading

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