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Crystal egg cup from the Polish Table collection, produced by Huta Julia, Kristoff Design, photo: http://www.kristoffdesignline.pl

With Easter just around the corner, preparations are in full swing – mazurki are a bakin’ and spring cleaning is almost done. While you were busy, Culture.pl selected seven delightful designer egg cups straight from Poland to brighten up your Easter table.

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

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New York Polish Easter breakfast in Central Park near the monument to King Jagełło, photo: Zosia Zeleska-Bobrowski / Reporter

Poland is well-known for its unique and elaborate traditions surrounding Holy Week and Easter. As Poles left their homeland in the 19th and 20th centuries for the promise of a new life in the West, they carried these traditions with them.

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Eggs (Pisanki), photo: ZUBRZYCKI MARIAN/FOTORZEPA / FORUM

To some, Poland is a country of grey apartment blocks, winter and… polar bears. Well, it might be for those who never heard about Poland and its rich culture. But if you saw Eurovision 2014 or if you’ve already visited Poland and managed to stop by a souvenir shop, you probably know that there’s a lot of colour and adornments to our craft!

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Pączki, fot: Tomasz Paczos / Forum

The French have their croissants and pains au chocolate, the Poles have drożdżówki - sweet buns with different filling: poppy seeds, twaróg, pudding or seasonal fruit. Discover the delicious secrets of Polish pastries and cakes.

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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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