Easter in Poland: tones of food, egg tapping game, Polish Water Fight Day Polish Easter traditions: Easter palms (palmy wielkanocne) The Easter “palm” is a symbolic twig prepared before Easter in memory of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The palms are blessed in churches during the celebration of Palm Sunday (Niedziela Palmowa, in 2021, Palm Sunday falls on…

Public holidays, observances & traditions in Poland in 2021 The list of public/bank holidays in Poland in 2021 In 2021, there are the following public/bank holidays in Poland: Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year Wednesday, January 6, 2021 – Epiphany Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Easter Monday, April 5, 2021 – Easter Monday Saturday, May…

Maria Oskroba of Pierogi and More cooking school in Warsaw shares her granny Helena’s best pierogi hacks and gives 10 reasons why (almost) everyone loves Polish dumplings The word PIEROGI (pronounced: pyeh-RROH-ghee) derives from an old proto-Slavic word “pir” meaning a feast or merry gathering. No wonder pierogi is a highlight of a traditional Sunday family dinner…

December 2020 in Warsaw: tips, ideas, and recommendations for making the most of your time in Warsaw Things to do in Warsaw during Christmas (December 24-27, 2020) Christmas mass in English in Warsaw December 24, Christmas Eve Special Christmas midnight mass (pasterka) in English In every church in Poland, there is a special, very ceremonial…

Christmas in Poland: traditions, family, and… food Christmas Eve in Poland (Wigilia), December 24 Christmas Eve Dinner – kolacja wigilijna – is the most important Christmas celebration in Poland. Christmas Eve Dinner starts in the late afternoon or in the evening, depending on a family (some people visit 2 or even more families during Christmas…