Historically from the Beskid and Pieniny highlands around Beskid Sądecki, Beskid Niski and parts of the Pienin mountains, the Lemkos were displaced from their native lands in 1947 and resettled in Western Poland as part of ‘Operation Vistula’, the Communist authority’s forced resettlement of several ethnic minorities from the south-east of post-war Poland to the reclaimed territories in the west of the country.
Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, has accused the country’s opposition of wanting to destroy Poland in the name of foreign interests.
In addition to being able to play the trumpet and pass a fitness test, the ad for a new bugle player to perform the hourly anthem from the top of St. Mary’s Basilica in the heart of the city’s Old Town says candidates must have a clean criminal record.
The list of intangible cultural heritage is part of an international effort to preserve traditions under the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Dating back to 1260, the 23-day-long event is one of the largest open-air cultural and trade events in Poland.
The skeletons with coins dating back to the reign of kings Sigismund III Vasa and John II Casimir were discovered in an area in southeast Poland known as the Church Mountains (Góry Kościelne) and confirm local legends of a children’s graveyard.
Covering the entire country Flavor of Poland shows American audiences that there is more to Polish food than kielbasa.
On Christmas Eve, TFN takes a look at some of the festive traditions of bygone times and the meanings behind them including talking farm animals and the significance of hay on the dining table.
On average a 163 bottles are ordered to help celebrate a marriage, making it by far the most popular wedding drink.
The small town of Łowicz will erupt into colour today as locals take to the streets to celebrate Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało). Women in colourful Masovian costumes, young girls in their white holy communion dresses and men in colourful medieval culottes carrying standards of the Virgin Mary join solemn priests, draped in clerical red leading a procession, while a carnival including, ferris wheels and folk art workshops, turns the event into a weekend-long affair.