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Friday the 13th

The date Friday the 13th is associated with many superstitions and folk ideas on how to avoid misfortune. The number 13 is often omitted in buildings – there are no floors with the number 13, there are no rooms with… Continue Reading…


“Julefest” – Solvang’s charming Christmas celebration

Julefest is a month-long celebration where the quaint hamlet is filled with twinkling lights, traditional ornaments, festive treats, and other holiday delights. This holiday celebration takes us back to a simpler time and holiday memories of days gone by. The… Continue Reading…


Christmas in the USA

The Christmas atmosphere in the US is definitely different than in Poland. Christmas overseas has always fascinated me. When I was a little girl watching movies about Christmas in the USA, I was happy to see the lights and decorations… Continue Reading…


Christmas traditions and symbols

Christmas Eve Wigilia (Latin Vigilia) means vigil, night watch, watch. It is the time of waiting for the birth of Christ. The date of Christmas in the first centuries of Christianity was different, and this resulted from disputes over the… Continue Reading…


The history of the Christmas tree

Hardly anyone can imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree. In the pre-Christmas period, coniferous trees surround us at every step. The Christmas tree came to Poland from Germany only 200 years ago. However, few people really know where its tradition… Continue Reading…


Christmas – one of the greatest Christian Holidays

The first records of Christmas date back to 354 CE. This year, the first record was included in the Roman calendar of Christian holidays. A little later, in the 6th century, the Christmas Eve was introduced to the Christmas liturgy.… Continue Reading…


Mikołajki – Saint Nicholas Day in Poland

In some countries around the world, it’s believed that Santa Claus arrives in the night on the 24th of December. In Poland (and other countries) Saint Nicholas comes with presents for children on the 6th of December. This holiday is known… Continue Reading…


Where to see Christmas lights in Los Angeles and Orange County this year

You’ve probably heard this question before from out-of-town friends: how can we get in the holiday spirit here on the West Coast when it’s warm in December? Well, first of all, it’s cold—by L.A. standards, at least. But second, there’s also plenty of… Continue Reading…


Thanksgiving in the United States

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada. For Americans, it is one of the most important holidays of the year. In the USA, it is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November, and in… Continue Reading…


November 11 – Polish Independence Day

November 11 is, above all, the day of independence for Poland and Poles. It is a public holiday that was established on April 23, 1937 to commemorate that it was on this day, November 11, 1918, after 123 years of… Continue Reading…