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Polish Culture

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Hanna Strzelecki

on 15 November 2012

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Polish Culture Food Traditional Polish Foods Polish Traditional foods consist of Slavic fare, but also are influenced by Italy and France. Bigos "Hunters Stew"
A soup made of a combination of cabbage, mushrooms, and various meats ((Traditionally pork, bacon, and Polish sausage, but today they may contain venison or duck)) Pierogi Dough filled with cheese, potatoes, onions, cabbage, mushrooms, meat ((Or almost anything that you would want in them)) Pierogi are served steaming hot, boiled or fired and are accompanied by sour cream. Serniki Polish Cheesecake Art Wycinanki Polish Paper Cuts

When and where this tradition started is clouded in uncertainty. But, the most well-known story of its origins is that it had started in Farmhouses. Not many farmhouses had glass windows, so, to keep out the elements, farmers would hang sheep skins from their window frames. As needed, they would cut holes into the skins, to let in light or a breeze. It was recognized as both functional and decorative. Folk Popular Clothing Krakowiak A fast-paced, Polish folk dance that is known to imitate horses. Folk Popular Beliefs Folk Popular Circles Worshiped in natural circles and groves; and it plays a large part in all kinds of folk magic. In all traditions, circles can be made of with lighted candles, drawing circles in the soil, or with natural objects and tools. They are used to surround evil or protect oneself from it. Fire Flowers Know in Polish Mythology as a mystical bloom. It was thought to find this magic flower, one must enter a forest before midnight of the Eve of Kupala. Poland has no official religion but most of the population is Roman Catholic. Living Folk Popular Polish Poster Art began during the Młoda Polska, or Young Poland era. It was a period that lasted from roughly 1890 until about 1914. The first posters were created by painters and were heavily influenced by Polish folk art Crakows or Crackowes ŻZupan was a long garment, always lined, worn by almost all males of the noble social class Cieszyn folk costume, which used to be worn within majority of the area of Cieszyn Silesia The female folk costume featured silver jewelery, lace caps, a short shirt (kabotek), redbreas, padded corsets (ywotek), sewn at the waist, apron, white stockings and black shoes. Poland
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