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Recycling Festival 2012

Recycling Krakow Festival 2012 22 – 23 JUNE 2012 On Błonie Park (next to the Fun Zone Krakow) you can find Recycling Festival. This is the 10th anniversary edition of this event. This is a series of projects to promote … Continue reading

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Piece of Italy in Mosquito

Ciao! Weather is going to be better and better,  that’s why we would like to bring more sun from lovely Italy. Today evening we will serve spaghetti bolognese! If Italy is not enought for you, Cracow wish to offer you … Continue reading

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Friday, friday, friday…

Finally, after whole week we can have a rest and enjoy our free time. Today in MOSQUITO we will prepare JELLO SHOTS, they looks like sweet jelly bears but they arn’t so innocent as they look like 🙂 Jello shots … Continue reading

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Wesołego Alleluja, Happy Easter, Felices Pascuas, Frohe Ostern, Joyeuses Pâques, Krisztus feltámadt, God påske, Христос воскресе, Sretan Uskrs!!!

Rabbits soft and cuddly, baby chickens, too. Easter eggs for baskets, white and pink and blue. Easter cards of greeting, Music in the air, Lilies just to tell us – it’s Easter everywhere. INTERESTING FACTS The first Easter baskets were made to look like … Continue reading

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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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