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Easter time in Poland

Yes it is right! It’s Easter time now and as you could probably have guessed before, we polish people love to celebrate all sort of holidays. And it’s exactly the same with Easter Break. It is one of the greatest, … Continue reading

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If you like movie festivals spend Spring time in Kraków!

Who doesn’t like watching movies? Especially in the fresh air and in a very reasonable price! If you live in Kraków you know that the 2 biggest film festivals happen here annually around May. Why are festivals like this important? … Continue reading

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Easter time in Poland

Next weekend is going to be all about Easter. If you are going to spend this time in Poland check what’s going to happen and how you should prepare yourself for the traditional holiday time in Poland. Easter Saturday – … Continue reading

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Kraków during spring time!

What’s happening in Poland during Spring? A lot! First of all to officialy say goodbye to winter we have to sink the Marzanna. Sinking of Marzanna is an old pagan custom. According to some sources “Marzanna” was a goddess which … Continue reading

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Things you can do in Kraków for under 5€

Kraków is by far the most interesting city in Poland for tourists, and it’s also easy to reach for most people. It is full of attractions even if you travel on a limited budget. There is so many places to see … Continue reading

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Off Camera festival in Kraków

To all fans of cinematography out there: One of the biggest film festivals is coming back in it’s 8th edition this time under the name: PKO Off Camera international Festival of Independent Cinema. In only 8 days Kraków is going … Continue reading

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Kraków for coffee lovers vol.2

Spring time invites more and more people to visit Kraków this month. Here’s a list of places you shouldn’t miss while looking for opportunity to relax and rest after intensive sightseeing: 1. Spokój i Cisza – Bracka 3-5 St. Lovely interior … Continue reading

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Spring time in Kraków

In Poland we have a very special way to celebrate upcoming new season. After few long, cold and dark months it is time to say goodbye to Winter and welcome Spring with all it has to offer. It is a … 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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