Much about Poland

Polish Pizza ©avlxyz/flickr

Polish Pizza ©avlxyz/flickr

Before you decide that you would like to visit Poland, maybe it will be useful to know some interesting things about the ninth largest country in Europe – Poland. For example, there is a popular name for dogs in Poland, it is ‘Burek‘ which directly translated to the color browish-grey. In Poland, the birthday is not the most important, but rather a person’s name day. There are many natural resources possess by Poland, namely the natural gas, salt, arable land, sulfur, silver, coal, copper, lead and amber.

Literacy and Nobel Winners

There are altogether four Peace Prize winners and five Literature winners. Poland also has a total of seventeen Nobel prize winners. Ninety percent of Poles completed at least a secondary education. The first and the only Nobel laureate, the first female Sorbonne University professor is none other than Marie Curie.  ‘Poles’ & achievers include Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Hevelius who are both Polish astronomers, with amazing accomplishments. The latter contributed in publishing the earliest exact maps of the moon in the 17th century. The first figured that the earth was not at the center of our Universe.

Festivals and Traditions

If you want to see the largest open-air festival, there is a free annual rock music festival in Poland called Woodstock Festival. People do jump over fires in Poland. It is a holiday that predates Christianity, a day called Saint John’s Kupala. There are interesting medieval festivals that is celebrated annually in Wroclaw. You can find there jousts, medieval dances and horse archery activities at this city-wide festival. Weaving of straw dolls is a tradition by their people. It is a tradition practiced towards the end of the winter and these dolls decorated with ribbons are used to represent Spring beginning. It is believed that they would have symbolically killed the winter when they chuck the Marzennas into the stream or rivers. Floating the wreaths on the water is another practice by the Wianki people. They placed candles on the wreaths and on riverbanks. With love luck if the other woman on another side of the river sees its, otherwise if it circles thrice, it means bad love luck.

Other Amazing Info about Poland

Polish Beer ©jasamataz/flickr

Polish Beer ©jasamataz/flickr

If you are eating the pizzas in Poland, you will notice that the waiters will bring the pizza sauce to your table in a pitcher for you to pour on top of our pizza. Their pizza does not have tomato sauce, or otherwise, only ketchup. One Pope Channel is available on the Polish TV. There are ten percent alcoholic content Polish beers (Maxi King) available in Poland.

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