Poland's Flag

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Poland map

Poland's borders have changed many times over the centuries. Its present borders were set after World War II ended in 1945. Poland has seven neighbors: Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russian Kaliningrad.
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The Poland Symbol

  • This is one of Poland symbol
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Gdansk is an important cultural and economic center for Poland. Mixing both Polish and German cultural traditions, Gdansk is a fascinating and lively city on the Baltic Sea. (Gdansk, Poland, July 2000)
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Castle on the lake

Families play on a beach of Lake Czorsztyn. The lake is an artificial reservoir on the Dunajec River, in southern Poland. This popular tourist destination is overlooked by the Niedzica Castle, which was originally built between 1320 and 1326. (Lake Czorsztyn, Poland, June 2012)
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Traditional costumes in Poland

A Góralski (Highlander) band performs at a karczma (tavern). A few Polish recording groups keep this type of music alive as pop music. In addition, the people in the Tatra Mountains area still wear their traditional folk costumes (strój) to church on Sundays. (Zakopane, Poland, 2001)
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Poland food


Wet monday

A man, wearing a traditional straw costume, splashes a boy with water during a Polish custom called Smigus Dyngus (Wet Monday) on Easter Monday. Splashing water is supposed to bring health and beauty. (Bialka Tatrzanska, Poland, April 2010)
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  • When the first star appears in the night sky, the family gathers to exchange presents and to eat a 12-course meal that doesn’t include meat.
  • The holiday season starts early because children receive small gifts from St. Nicholas on 6 December.
  • Christmas is one of the most important holidays in Poland.
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