Category Archives: Holidays

Happy Mother’s Day – Dzień Matki!

One of the perks of living in Poland is that I get to celebrate Mother’s Day twice in one month!  In Poland Mother’s Day or as they say here in Poland Dzien Matki is always celebrated today the 26th of … Continue reading

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International Kids Day 2014

Saturday according to my youngest 2 kids…”this is the GREATEST day EVER” celebrating International Kids Day 2014. Before moving to Poland I had never heard of this day before but here it is hugely popular and celebrated throughout the whole … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in Poland

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in Poland.  So one would think it would be a relaxing day for me, right?  Wrong! I started the morning first taking the kids to school(yes, we are still in school here for another month) and … Continue reading

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Happy Wet Monday (Śmigus-Dyngus)

Today is unique holiday here in Poland.  It is called Śmigus-Dyngus or in easy words, Wet Monday! Traditionally, boys throw water over girls and spank them with pussy willow branches.  In the old days boys would sneak into the girls … Continue reading

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Happy Easter – Wesołych Świąt

I want to wish all of you a very happy and blessed Happy Easter or as they say here in Poland…Wesołych Świąt! Today we had the typical Easter dinner with family and friends.  “E” made a typical Polish vegetable salad … Continue reading

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Time to Cook…Polish Poppy Seed Cake with Stripes (Makowiec w Paski)

Easter here in Poland means eating some form of poppy-seed cake called Makowiec (the typical one is just like a jelly rolled caked filled with poppy-seed filling).  Almost every grocery store and bakery here in town has them for sale … Continue reading

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“Artichoke” Polish Ribbon Easter Decorating

As I mentioned yesterday, I love how the Polish people here decorate Easter eggs here! 2 weeks ago a few friends and I got together once again to learn a traditional craft here that is done during Easter and Christmas. … Continue reading

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Polish Easter Eggs

Hi, my name is Kelley and I am addicted to Polish decorated Easter eggs.  I LOVE Polish decorated Easter eggs! Every year that we live here in Poland my Easter egg collection is getting bigger and bigger. How could you … Continue reading

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Time to make….Polish Easter Palms

One the things I am enjoying about living here in Poland the longer I am here, is learning about all of their different customs that go with the different holidays.  The first year in any country that we have lived … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Day from Poland

Yesterday and today it is not uncommon to see men walking around town carrying some flowers and/or chocolate or women carrying some flowers and/or chocolate.  Why because it is Women’s Day here in Poland along with several other countries!  March … Continue reading

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How many did you eat?

In yesterday’s post I mentioned that today here is Fat Thursday or aka Paczki Day!  For many of my friends that means…how many jelly filled doughnuts can you eat in one day. As the saying goes..”When in Rome do as … Continue reading

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What another party?

It is carnival time here in Poland, so that means “What another party?” YEP!!! While Halloween may not be very popular here in Poland but Carnival sure is so this is when it is time to dress up and have fun … Continue reading

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“E’s” 1st sewing project, Dishtowel aprons

“E” (with the help from “A”) from start to finish sewed aprons the other day for her birthday party tomorrow. She sewed 15 of them today 1 for everyone who is coming for the pizza making party that we are … Continue reading

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More prom dresses and more prom dresses!

It is hard to believe that my oldest daughter is doing her last year of high school!  She is not my baby anymore that is for sure. But one of the fun things about being a Senior is Prom.  That … Continue reading

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22 years ago, I said what?

It is hard to believe but 22 years ago today I was walking to into the local court-house to say, “I DO”!  Today is my husband’s and my 22nd anniversary!   Long story short, I was a senior in high … Continue reading

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Time to eat….Sekacz or Tree Cake

I know I am behind on posting about Polish holiday traditions as it was a bit crazy during those couple of weeks in my house but there is one tradition that is too good not to tell you about! Not … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Poland!

Happy New Year from Poland! For the first time in celebrating 22 New Year’s together, my husband and I celebrated New Year’s without our kids.  We went out with a few friends to a local hotel that was having a … Continue reading

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One last shopping trip for the season

A week and half ago I was able to sneak in one last shopping trip for the season to the local ornament factory, Sopel, to get a few new ornaments for this year.  A reader from my blog sent me a … Continue reading

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Wesołych Świąt or Merry Christmas

It is finally here…. Wesołych Świąt or Merry Christmas from my family to yours! On Saturday we had our annual church Christmas party, which is one of the highlights of the year for us.  You can tell everyone who helps plan … Continue reading

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“C” is for Cookie

Another perk of this time of year is Christmas baking! Growing up my mother, my grandmothers, aw heck every mother I knew baked cookies, candy and all sorts of sweets during the holiday season.  So yes, I had to continue … Continue reading

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Christmas Programs Polish style

Have I mentioned how much I love the holiday season?  I do! Why because of the cute kids Christmas programs it brings. I have seen my share of Christmas programs American style over the last 21 years of having kids … Continue reading

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Holiday party time

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.  Yes, I love the Christmas holiday time but in the same breath it is almost the most stressful time of year because of all the different holiday parties.  If you … Continue reading

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Time to run the Torun Santa Half Marathon

Well my husband added another Half Marathon to his completion list.   Sunday he ran in Torun, Poland in a really unique one, a Santa or “Mikolajow” themed one.  Every runner received a long-sleeved red shirt and a Santa hat … Continue reading

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Turkey Day in Poland

Yet another tradition that no matter where we live, we celebrate is Thanksgiving.  Last Thursday was no exception.  But what made this day extra special is that 4 of our church missionaries wanted to do all the cooking just that … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to wish all my American friends and family….. Even though we are in Poland and today is like any other day, kids going to school, husband going to work and me hitting the gym, we are still have … Continue reading

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