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Śmigus-dyngus or lany poniedziałek. Wet Monday (Easter Monday) in Poland. Originally this Slavic custom meant whipping each other with birch twigs and throwing water at each other which used to symbolize the spring cleansing. This ritual was already in custom in 750, over 200 years before Poland officially adopted Christianity. Dyngus and Śmigus were twin pagan gods; the former representing water and the moist earth and the latter representing thunder and lightning .

Śmigus-dyngus or Lany Poniedziałek. Wet Monday (Easter Monday) in Poland.

In case if you haven't heard of these great inventors/ innovators.  All Polish, all raised and educated in Poland!

Just some of the work of the great Polish inventors and their contribution to world's technological development *Jacek Karpiński was born in Torino, Italy, but was Polish

Polish cemeteries are unique.  There is usually such a rich variety of graves' styles and care for the graves by alive family members anywhere else in the world.In Poland, people travel from all over the country to visit the graves of their dearly departed. They place candles and flowers on graves of ancestors and friends, favorite teachers, even on lonely graves that no one visits.

Polish Cemeteries - History, Styles and Regional Differences - Polish Culture

Strój Lachów Sądeckich / Traditional costume of Lachy Sądeckie ethnographic group, the region of Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland

Traditional costume of Lachy Sądeckie ethnographic group, the region of Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland

Polish Folk Wedding

Polish Highlanders = Górale ( g'oor'al'e) Simply beautiful outdoor photoshoot for one of the traditional Polish Highlander weddings.

Maidens of Podhale - Poland Carrying the Goddess. Podhale (literally means "under the Mountain Meadows") is Poland's southernmost region, sometimes referred to as the "Polish highlands". The Podhale is located in the foothills of the Tatra range of Carpathian mountains, and is characterized by a rich tradition of folklore.

Maidens of Podhale - Poland Carrying the Goddess. Podhale (literally means…

Image detail for -Polish School Children Zakopane Galicia Poland Vintage Keystone ...

Image detail for -Polish School Children Zakopane Galicia Poland Vintage Keystone .

Bruno Barbey, Poland. Zalipie, the "painted village" near Ternow. Houses are completely painted on the inside and outside by their owners. 1976.

Zalipie, the "painted village" near Ternow. Houses are completely painted on the inside and outside by their owners. , by Bruno Barbey. The photographer Bruno Barbey made urban spaces around the world his subject for more than four decades.

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