The ideal break away from the noisy city life is going to Podlasie (Podlachia) which in spring and summer is absolutely stunning, full of blooming flowers and fresh aromatic herbs such as common dandelion, melissa, camomile, hop, common nettle, mint, wild rose, etc.
Every year in July, when summer is in full swing, the inhabitants of the Podlaskie region spend at least two Saturdays celebrating Kupala Night or Ivan Kupala Day (known in other countries as Midsummer).
The Bialystok region has always been a kind of melting pot where the Poles, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Roma, Tatars and Jews lived together. In fact, they still coexist peacefully, which makes the region incredibly fascinating, but there’s one community that is missing here annihilated during the war – the Jews.
The potato is a common vegetable in the Podlasie region. There are lots of potato recipes and many Polish families can’t imagine having lunch or dinner without that vegetable.
The Podlasie region is one of those regions in Poland where wooden cottages, barns and sacral buildings still prevail in the rural landscape.
According to the latest British Foreign Office advice Poland is among countries with a low terrorism risk. In Europe the safest places to go on holiday are Poland, Lichtenstein, Slovenia, Malta and Iceland.
Orthodox Easter is the most important and joyful event for Orthodox Christians. The day is often called Pascha.
Wondering where to go on holiday this summer? Looking for some safe and relatively cheap place? Ready to discover unknown? Here are some reasons why you should visit eastern Poland this year:
The European Museum of the Year Award 2016 goes to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
This feast in the eastern part of Poland is celebrated twice! First time according to the Roman Catholic calendar. Second time according to the Julian calendar (Orthodox Church). In 2016 Catholic Easter Sunday is 27th of March. Orthodox Easter is a month later, 1th of May.