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5,585 words Description of a variety of traditions associated with different days in the Polish calendar:
  • Harvest Holiday, August 15 (Dozynki)
  • Feast of Greenery, September 8th (Matki Boskiej Zielnej)
  • All Saints/All Souls Day, Nov. 1 and 2 (Dzien Wszystkich Swietych Dzien Zaduszny)
  • St. Andrew's Night, November 30th (Noc Sw. Andrzeja albo Andrzejki)
  • St. Nicholas Day, December 6th (Sw. Mikolaja albo Mikolajki)
  • Wigilia - Christmas Eve Dinner
  • Christmas Day (Boze Narodzenia)
  • The Feast Of the Three Kings (Trzech Kroli)
  • Polish Easter Customs (Polskie Tradycje Wielkanocne)
  • Smigus - Dyngus
  • Wesele - The Wedding
1,000 words Description of Christmas Traditions and Customs. The site is subtitles as "Of Sinking Trees And Rolling Eggs: Christmas Eve Superstitions." Originally published in the Warsaw Voice
83 webpages The site provides information and/or visuals about the following: Oplatek (the Christmas Wafer), Wycinanki (Paper-Cuts), Szopki (Krakowian Creches), Polish Carols, Polish Christmas Foods & the Wigilia Meal, the Feast of the Three Kings, St. Nicholas and Sacred Art
178 webpages An extensive Virtual Museum of over 350 items (pages, illustrations, recordings) which presents the cultural and religious traditions involved with observing Lent and celebrating Easter in the Polish Roman Catholic community. The Virtual Museum includes: Polish & English terms, explanations, history, illustrations, fine & folk arts, photographs, recipes, liturgy, how-to information, children's activities, prayers, music, and video clips.
1,140 words An account of various Christmas-time superstitions and a pierogi recipe
5 webpages
  • Celebrating the Feast of St. Andrew or Andrzejki
  • Carnival in Poland (Karnawal w Polsce)
  • Name Days (Imieniny) Birthdays (Sto Lat!)
  • All Saints' Day (Wszystkich swietych)
760 words Egg-related superstitions and customs. Also two mazurek recipes
16 carols   Polish Carols sound only:MIDI format
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