The false hope of communism
More then 1/4 of Americans have never been taught about communism while 1.5 billion people still live in single-party Marxist distatorships. It's more then in 1989, when communism fell in Poland. Mr. Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (Washington, DC) explains why communism is still an issue in 21st century.
Polish Christmas Cookbook
Discover the exceptional flavours of Polish Christmas. Polish festive cookery combines centuries-old native tradition with the influence of many different cultures. One tradition holds that there should be 12 different dishes on the Christmas Eve (Wigilia) table. Try preparing at least one of them and we guarantee you’ll build up an appetite for the rest.
Hooked on Africa
Meet Karolina Siwicka, a Polish orthopaedist treating sick children far from home in Malawi. She enjoys the support of her family – her husband Piotr who works at the hospital and her kids who eagerly play football with their classmates after school as they did back in Poland. Ahead of her latest family expedition to Africa we chatted with Dr Siwicka on the wild nature, reality and hospitality of Malawi and about how people can help without leaving their home country.
Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip
Polish & American Women Entrepreneurs (WE), in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency and the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, hosted “Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip” to New York City on November 28-30, 2018.
Polish Christmas Calendar
Discover the most important Polish nativity traditions with Polish Christmas Calendar - in Poland usually called an Advent Calendar! Everyday we will reveal to you a new Christmas fact.
Waiting for Christmas – Advent in Poland
Some people feel that the best part of the Christmas holidays is awaiting and anticipating them. In Christian tradition, Advent is a period of watchful vigilance in anticipation of the birth of Jesus. It is also a period of frenzied preparations, gift shopping, retrieving the Christmas-tree ornaments and meet-ups with friends. So, it’s time to find out about how Poles prepare for Christmas.
The largest known mammal-like reptile lived in Silesia
The largest mammal-like reptile known to date, Lisiowicia bojani, lived in Silesia about 210 million years ago, Polish researchers report in the publication in "Science". In terms of weight and dimensions, it was close to elephants.
The November Uprising – what were the Poles fighting for and why?
If you are interested in Polish history, there is a good chance that you have heard about the partitions. You may also have heard about the November Uprising, which began on 29 November 1830. And if you dig deeper into the subject, you will read that the uprising broke out in the Kingdom of Poland. But wait a second: there was no Poland at that time. Where does the Kingdom of Poland come from? And why did the Poles rise up if they had their own country? Unfortunately, as usual, Polish history is complicated – so let’s try to get to the bottom of it.
Andrew, Andrew – a girl’s best friend…
“…Express your will and do agree – my sweetheart to reveal to me,” maidens would sing on St Andrew’s Eve. According to an old folk belief, they could get a glimpse of the future on that one night and see his profile, occupation or name. Matrimonial fortune-telling sets the tone on evenings. They include throwbacks to old folk traditions as well as more recent customs which we present to you today. Once reserved for eligible maidens, nowadays they can serve as November attractions for everyone. We cannot vouch for the accuracy of any of these predictions but we can venture the risk that a good time will be had by all.
100 years of women's right to vote in Poland
On the 28th of November 1918 Polish women achieved the right to vote. Poland was one of the first countries in Europe to secure this essential issue. But it was not only about voting - Polish women during the period of the Second Polish Republic (1918-1939) were gaining more and more independence, proving their extraordinary role in Polish history and culture. Check what civil liberties and possibilieties did women obtain after Poland had regained independence.
Polish Mole has landed on Mars
This afternoon NASA InSight mission has landed on Mars. That is a first mission in history to study the deep interior of the Red Planet. The propulsion mechanism of HP3 Mole, which will dig for 5 meters in the Martian soil, was designed and made by Polish company.
Together for the climate – Poland’s initiatives and actions before COP24
The 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice on 3-14 December 2018. Poland is the only country to have been entrusted with the Presidency four times. This is a great honour and a signal that Poland is playing an increasingly important role in climate negotiations. The Polish COP24 Presidency emphasises three key themes: technology, man, nature.