Charity stores & non-profit organizations in Warsaw where you can donate used clothes, shoes, toys, books Smile Warsaw Smile Warsaw is a group of volunteers from many different countries who support homeless people in Warsaw.   Facebook Warsaw Volunteer Mission The Foundation passes the donated items on to families in need. www.wvm.org.pl +48 728 442…

Żelazowa Wola – the Birthplace of Frederic Chopin, and… one of the most beautiful parks in Poland Whether you love classical music and Frederic Chopin compositions or not, the Żelazowa Wola village is the must on your “to visit list” in Poland (especially if you live in Warsaw – it’s just 55 km or Łódź…

Summer 2019 in Poland: 3 bank holidays, observances & celebrations  Children’s Day  Kids receive gifts. Schools and kindergartens host special events for kids – picnics, concerts, games, sports competitions, etc. There are many events for children organized all over Poland by the city authorities, institutions, theaters, restaurants. Whit Sunday / Pentecost / Zielone Świątki Bank…

Spring 2019 in Poland: 6 bank holidays, time change, observances & celebrations  Last day of carnival, Śledzik (herring night), Ostatki (last days of carnival, Shrovetide Tuesday) The last chance to party (typically with drinking and music) before the start of Lent (which doesn’t mean there are no parties during Lent in Poland, just not as…

Easter in Poland: tones of food, egg tapping game, Polish Water Fight Day Polish Easter traditions: Painted eggs (pisanki ) Adults at home and children at schools decorate hard-boiled eggs in shells: with paints, markers, crayons. During Easter season, you can find in Polish stores and even small delis paints and stickers dedicated to Easter egg decoration.…