TFN takes a look at the holy day of Zaduszki and the role it plays in the national culture.
A field in central Poland has become home to dozens of old kiosks, and its strange lure has started to pull in the visitors.
"I want to pay tribute to our compatriots, Polish soldiers who set off from here to the final battle with the German Third Reich," President Andrzej Duda wrote to the participants of events marking the 74th anniversary of crossing the Oder by the Polish Army.
If you fly over Poland tonight and in the coming days you’ll see a sea of lights twinkling in the darkness. Not from cars or streetlights, but from the millions of candles that Poles put on the graves of their families. It’s the 1st of November. It’s All Saints Day. An emotional day where Poland’s past and present come together in a moving act of national and individual remembrance. In this special episode of Heart of Poland, Patrick Ney visits one of Warsaw’s most important cemeteries to take you straight to the heart of this day. Discover the traditions and origins of All Saints Day and hear from people visiting the graves of loved ones and special figures from Polish history.Share if this film moved you and share your comments below.
The cemetery, which has been dated to 700 BC, was identified by archeologists from the District Museum in Tarnów (southern Poland). The finding consists of at least 22 graves where specialists have unearthed bones, pots and metal decorations.
Archaeologists have discovered traces of an early Middle Ages cemetery during excavation work close to Old Town in Lublin, eastern Poland.