Anna Kucewicz

April 30, 2018
Polish Heritage Day near you!

Celebrate the Day of Poles Abroad 2 May and Constitution Day 3 May with us wherever you are! There are 80 events in 65 towns and cities across the United Kingdom...

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April 10, 2018
Smolensk air crash – where were you?

Do you remember where you were, when you heard the news?  This week we commemorate two incredibly sad days for the Poles: 10 April, the 8th anniversary of the Smolensk...

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March 29, 2018
Święcone – What to put in your Polish Easter basket

It's time to hunt out the basket for the annual Święcone (Easter basket blessing). This tradition dates back many centuries when priests would go round homes blessing all the Easter...

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March 24, 2018
100 years of Polish Independence in UK: What’s on?

It’s the centenary of Poland regaining its independence in 1918, but not everyone knows the myriad of exciting events we can take part in.  The main celebrations will be in November, but...

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March 9, 2018
How Polish Post just isn’t like Lent

My mother told me she was going to polish church this week to get a real feeing of Polish Lent, which made me think about how the whole period of...

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March 2, 2018
Kuligi (sleigh rides) a sign of defiance?

I know we're already two weeks into Lent but with the Beast from the East and Storm Emma hitting the UK with blasts of snow up to half a metre...

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February 10, 2018
The WWII Polish deportations – still an untold story

For years few spoke about it. Many shared the feeling  “You didn’t want to tell them because they wouldn’t understand or would laugh so you just closed yourself up.”  The...

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February 3, 2018
Will you be eating Pączki or Faworki for Polish Fat Thursday?

My English childminder carried out a vote amongst her children as to whether they’d like to celebrate Chinese New Year, Pancake Day or Fat Thursday and guess which one was...

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January 27, 2018
Is the obrus/tablecloth doomed?

Last year John Lewis declared that the tablecloth is on its “dying out” list. In store, many are permanently on offer. Clearly there are fewer families eating meals together at...

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January 13, 2018
5 reasons decluttering is so hard in a Polish home

Among my New Year's resolutions, is one to get a grip on my tidying abilities - in fact, to learn how to tidy. Tidying a home (particularly if you come...

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