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Kolędowanie by Michał Elwiro Andriolli, an illustration from Zygmunt Gloger's Rok Polski w Życiu, Tradycyj i Pieśni (The Polish Year in Life, Tradition & Song), 1900, photo: National Library Polona

What traditions have Poles enjoyed at different times of the year? Let’s find out by looking at how classic Polish painters depicted them, and see how Christian, pagan, secular and other traditions mixed and merged in Poland’s calendar to create a unique and picturesque culture.

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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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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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Just when Urszula seems to have accepted that her ex-husband has a twenty years new much younger wife,she faces more confrontation of her traditional values.

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