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Interesting Facts About Poland
Located in central part of Europe, Poland is a country that never seizes to enthrall tourists. It has the Baltic Sea in the north. The huge Carpathian Mountains border the Southern regions. It is bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Belarus and Czeck Republic. More...
What Kind Of Money Does Poland Use ?
Zloty is the official currency used in Poland. Although Poland is a member of the European Union, it is yet to accept the Euro as its national currency. One Zloty is composed of 100 Groszy. You have 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Zloty available. Since no other forms of currency are accepted, you would have to exchange your dollars or pounds for Zloty. More...
National Sport Of Poland
Ever wondered what the national sport of Poland is? It may come as a surprise but Poland does not have any national sport as such. Poles love different sports but have not mastered any particular sport to call it their national sport.
Robert Kubica has become the first Polish driver to enter the prestigious Formula One circuit. Although he has not won any championships, his entry is enough reason for the people to celebrate. Soccer is a largely followed sport in Poland. People become extremely patriotic and passionate each time the national team takes on to the field. You would come across numerous houses hanging the country’s national flag during a match. In 1973, the team managed to secure the third position in the FIFA World Cup making it a reason to celebrate and rejoice each time the team participates in any soccer tournament. Jerzy Dudek is the famous goal keeper hailing from Poland. More...
Who Was The Last King Of Poland ?
Constant disagreements and power fight between the Potocki and Czartoryski houses left Poland in a deep state of financial and political crisis. Although immediate reforms and changes were necessary, not many were willing to interfere in the country’s internal matters in fear of losing power, honor and glory. More...
Culture In Modern Poland
Modern Poland has a right mix of different cultures and traditions. The traditional systems are intricately woven with modernization giving it a perfect balance.
Family System: The Poles value their family life more than their professional life. They have a very deep family system and live in closely knit units. Extended families are of utmost importance. They have a clear distinction between family members and colleagues. Their inner circle consists of immediate family members, extended family members and close “family friends”. The outsiders are strictly prohibited from enclosing this personal space.
Religion: Christianity is the most extensively practiced religion in Poland. They are predominantly Catholic. Christmas is a very important festival in the country. It is declared a national holiday and is celebrated with great fervor. The celebrations last for two and half days. All the family member sit together and eat “dzielenie oplatkiem”, a thin wafer, white in color. All Saints’ Day is another religious holiday observed on November 1 every year. On this day, the Poles visit the cemeteries and pay respect to their loved ones.
Culture: It is a mix of Byzantine and Latinate culture. Their food preferences, their dressing style and traditions are a mixture of Western and Eastern influences having a right balance of Polish and external culture. More...
How To Find Cheap Tickets To Poland ?
Poland is a very beautiful country to visit at any time of the year. Its scenic beauty and simplicity will leave you spell bound. The country offers you a perfect mix of traditions and modernity without the hustle and bustle of city life, making your experience worth it. Warsaw, the country’s capital is located between the Baltic Sea and the Carpathian Mountains on the Vistula River. More...