May 2021 in Warsaw: ideas and tips for making the most of your spring in Warsaw Vistula river cruises & kayaking in the Warsaw area Please note that due to weather conditions or the high water level in the Vistula river, some cruises can be temporarily suspended. It’s recommended to check the Facebook page of a cruise provider…

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…

April 2021 in Warsaw: ideas and tips for making the most of your spring in Warsaw Warsaw in bloom: best places in the Warsaw area to admire magnolias, Japanese sakura cherries, rhododendrons blossom After long months of autumn and winter, Warsaw can be perceived as a grey and rainy city;) Fortunately, in spring, the city comes alive with…

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…