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All Saints’ Day in Poland | How Poles Celebrate the 1st of November

If you decide to visit any cemetery in Poland at the beginning of November, you will surely be taken aback by seeing that it is fully lit with thousands of candles and decorated with tons of flowers of all kinds (but mostly the Chrysanthemums). This is all because of the All Saints’ Day, a Polish tradition during which Poles from all over the country travel to their home cities to visit the graves of their deceased relatives. In Poland, the celebration takes place under the name of Wszystkich Świętych, which literally means All Saints. It is also quite common to hear people refer to this day as Dzień Zmarłych or […]

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Free Admissions to Royal Residences in Poland

November may be the best time for History Lovers to visit Poland For the 5th time, four royal residences in Poland will offer free admission during the month of November in what is called in Polish “Darmowy Listopad w Rezydencjach Królewskich” (Free November in Royal Residences). This year, a group of four Polish Royal Residences – the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Royal Łazienki Museum, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów and the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow – make their collections open to public free of charge. On this occasion, the royal residences offer a free tour of historic interiors as well as many attractions associated […]

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