Six springtime vegetables you must try while they are in season in Poland After months of winter root vegetables and frozen or canned veggies, spring in Poland welcomes us with first fresh local treasures. In Polish they have a special name – ‘nowalijki’ – bringing something new. Don’t miss them! Some of the vegetables come…

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 2022, Palm Sunday falls on…

Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 quarantine and isolation regulations in Poland Last update: March 30, 2022 End of covid restrictions in Poland from March 28, 2022: Quarantine rules in Poland from March 1, 2022 Quarantine rules  Quarantine after crossing the Polish border There is an obligatory 7-day quarantine for Polish citizens and foreigners (counting from the day…

Poland in March: tips for making the most of your spring in Poland How to help Ukraine (online money donations, collection points in Poland) Online grocery shopping for the Polish Red Cross warehouse The products that are needed for Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in Poland change and will change in the coming weeks and…

Poland in February: tips for making the most of your winter in Poland Weather in Poland in February The average temperature in February in Poland is still below 0 (-0,3°C / 32°F). On a positive note – February is the least rainy month in Poland. The average rainfall level in Poland in February is 31 mm.…

Sunday trade ban in Poland and shopping Sundays in Poland in 2022. Public holidays in Poland in 2022 Stores in Poland can be open only on selected Sundays. Starting from 2020, shopping Sundays are on the following days: two Sundays immediately before Christmas Day; one Sunday immediately before Easter; the last Sunday in January, April, June…

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…

Public holidays, observances & traditions in Poland in 2022 The list of public/bank holidays in Poland in 2022 In 2022, there are the following public/bank holidays in Poland: Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year Thursday, January 6, 2022 – Epiphany Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Easter Monday, April 18, 2022 – Easter Monday Sunday, May…