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A selection of Polish Easter cards from the early 20th century.

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Drowning of the 10-meters tall Marzanna in Jeziorzany, Poland, 2014. Photo: Jacek Świerczyński / Forum

Every country has customs that shock and confuse foreigners. Polish people going about their daily business or celebrating special occasions often do things that will make your jaw drop, but are considered perfectly normal here.

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White sausage, rye soup, cakes with poppy seed or cottage cheese: the numerous traditional Easter delicacies in Poland are surprising, sophisticated and inspired by Spring

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Youngsters celebrating Easter Monday, known as Śmigus-Dyngus (Wet Monday), photo: Michał Tulinski/Forum

A good piece of advice: beware of Easter Monday in Poland! Although this advice might seem strange, you really should take it to heart, cause otherwise… you’ll get soaked! The tradition of Śmigus-Dyngus is still going strong in Poland.

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Pisanki (Polish painted Easter eggs), photo: Andrzej Sidor / Forum

Some argue that Easter is more important than Christmas...does the array of Polish Easter traditions and customs support that hypothesis?

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