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Mar.
26
2010

Madder - Marzanna

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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People's habit of melting Marzanna - the symbol of the winter off.

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Mar.
19
2010

Spring celebrations in Bulgaria

Posted by: Ivanka Toteva

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Blagovets - Blagostina

25th March

 

    Bulgarian peasants say “The 25th March is the Blagostina; it is one of the most special holidays .According to the legend it celebrated as a protection against snakes and lizard, making way for a...

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Mar.
13
2010

Easter - Merry Christmas

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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Mar.
12
2010

NEVRUZ

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NEVRUZ

 

It is the festival for celebrating the coming of spring. The word “NEVRUZ” means “the new day”. It is a very old tradition and it is celebrated in all of the Turkish countries in Asia like Azerbaijan.  On 21st March people get together and they light a fire, after that they jump over the fire. They sing and dance together. But sometimes this old custom...

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Mar.
02
2010

Christmas

Posted by: Maria Kosińska

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Christmas decorations in our school.

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Mar.
01
2010

Marzanna

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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Symbol off the winter in Poland is madder. Madder is a doll made of straw, paper, fabric or yarn remnants.

Every year children in Polish kindergartens and the earliest grades of primary school put together a Marzanna effigy during shop class. On the last day of winter, March 21th, they perform the rite under teacher supervision, typically at the nearest river bank or bridge.

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Mar.
01
2010

8th of March

Posted by: Wioleta Pilecka Beata Kwiczak

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On the 8th of March we celebrate the Women’s Day.  Men present women, their mothers, wives, partners or friends with flowers and small gifts. In Poland this holiday was popular during the PRL (Polish People’s Republic) period. In the 80s flowers joined the most popular gifts. Initially these were carnations, and then tulips. Currently every year feminists organise demonstrations called ‘manifa’ which are combined with campaigns for equal treatment of men and women. The gifts are flowers and sweets most often.

On this day in our school boys prepare surprises for girls. Most frequently these are flowers or small...

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