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convex 20 | 3,978
7 Sep 2010 #541
Is it Halloween or not? ;>

youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hMnk7lh9M3o

My grandma who was still useing kuchnia kaflowa until she died few years ago, she used to make some podpłomyki whenever she was making pierogi or pasta

My friends mother out in the country has one. Some of the most amazing meals I've ever had came from that kitchen.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Sep 2010 #542
Some call it maca, some call it something else

yep... it may also be called 'pomacajmnie'...
;)
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #543
Depends what region in Poland you live in. Some call it maca, some call it something else

wikipedia call it podpłomyk ;)
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podp%C5%82omyk

Is it Halloween or not? ;>

nice dance :)
but they claim it is not Halloween but Ostatki (the last day of carnival). There is a custom that kids on this day go to school in disguise. I heard that in past it was almost like in the Halloween because kids were cruising from house to house collecting sweets ;)

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Few traditional polish items. Guess name and the region for which it's essential (if it is essential for some specific region):

A)
B)
C)
D)
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,444
7 Sep 2010 #544
I had them to when I was young, they were the best.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Sep 2010 #545
a - ciupaga - highlanders use it...
b - ozdoba ze slomki - ...............
c - malowane kwiaty - Mazury area?
d - czerwone korale - krakowianki!

PS - please, fill in blank... :)
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #546
Next task: How we call this set of clothes and name it's part
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Sep 2010 #547
How we call this set of clothes

we call this set of clothes "from the movie Ogniem i Mieczem"...

what do i win?! :)
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #548
pgtx

ha! Mam cię! ;)

b - ozdoba ze slomki - ...............

so called pająk, a kind of folk chandalier or hanging decoration. Wiki says its specific for all polish regions but I've always recognised it as central Poland folklor item.

c - malowane kwiaty - Mazury area?

no. These are wycinanki (a paper cutted in patterns)

łowickie are the most famouse I guess but they are popular in many regions.

d - czerwone korale - krakowianki!

not góralki? Maybe you're right... ;)

PS - please, fill in blank... :)

??? (nie wiem o co chodzi)
Matt32 4 | 83
7 Sep 2010 #549
Very good. :):)

Next:

Its yummy :)but I don't remember the name :(
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #550
what do i win?! :)

it's wrong answer.

It bears the very beautiful title of Polish National Costume (ubiór narodowy)... Mind that there is diffrence betweet Polish Folk Costumes (strój ludowy).

Elements of polish national costume:
- żupan (the inner gown)
- kontusz (the outern gown)
- pas kontuszowy (the sash)

Its yummy :)but I don't remember the name :(

it has somethin common with this:

sęk

I'm polish and never have eaten it yet. In my family no one likes that cake so we don't eat it.

There is another specific cake:

Name + Holiday?
Matt32 4 | 83
7 Sep 2010 #551
it has somethin common with this:

Ah! senkacz and the next one muzrka :)
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #552
sękacz and mazurek :)

What about post #547. No one is intrested why they hold canddles over a key??? ;)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
7 Sep 2010 #553
it's to tell ones future
zetigrek
7 Sep 2010 #554
yes. Its one of the prophecy of Saint Andrew Eve /Andrzejki/ (the night in which unmarried women try to predict any hints what future husband will be like). They pour melted wax through the key eye into water and each shape of the cooled wax has its meaning. There was a male version of this custom, I believe Katarzynki on Saint Catherine Eve but I'm not sure. Andrzejki are still practised while Katarzynki are almost forgotten

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What does this sign mean:

Poland fighting

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Ok, I'm going to bed so I give you the very last riddle for goodnight ;)

Poland riddle

Why Santa Clause likes so much polish kids that he visit them twice a year??? ;)
tygrys 2 | 294
8 Sep 2010 #555
wikipedia call it podpłomyk ;)

wikipedia also calls it maca

Maca (hebr. מצה) - chleb przaśny, przaśniki, spożywany przez żydów podczas święta Pesach.

Why Santa Clause likes so much polish kids that he visit them twice a year??? ;)

That's Mikołajki, st. Nick's day, celebrated Dec 6. Tradition has you hang your stockings over the fireplace and St. nick comes and stuffs them with treats
zetigrek
8 Sep 2010 #556
Tradition has you hang your stockings over the fireplace and St. nick comes and stuffs them with treats

Hmmm... I've never put my socks over the fireplace. But in Poland there are santa claus for hire who can give the gifts ;)

Do you in the USA also know Mikołajki?

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What about sign?
Nathan 18 | 1,363
8 Sep 2010 #557
There was a male version of this custom, I believe Katarzynki on Saint Catherine Eve but I'm not sure. Andrzejki are still practised while Katarzynki are almost forgotten

Men gave up. It doesn't matter what kind of beauty will bring the horror on their heads.

What about sign?

Polish navy?
zetigrek
8 Sep 2010 #558
Polish navy?

No.

Try to make out what letter you see on that "logo" ;)
Matt32 4 | 83
8 Sep 2010 #559
What about sign?

!

:)

Polish Underground State ?
zetigrek
8 Sep 2010 #560
Sort of. It was a symbol of fight of Poles during WWII. PW for Polska Walcząca (Poland Fighting). It was common graffiti drawn on walls of buildings to make propaghanda war with Germans.

sabotage

There was also popular a graffity of turtle (can't find a pic) which meant pPp "pracuj Polaku powoli" (Pole, work slowly). It was a message for those Poles who were forced to work for Germans.
Matt32 4 | 83
8 Sep 2010 #561
(Poland Fighting). It was common graffiti drawn on walls of buildings to make propaghanda war with Germans.

I sort of knew it:)

graffity of turtle

turtles ain't that slow while swimming :)
beta
8 Sep 2010 #562
You can read about Kotwica : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotwica
zetigrek
9 Sep 2010 #563
Ok. So all riddles have been already solved so I have to add a new one:

aaaa

Why are those very beautiful young ladies showing their legs? ;)

How we call this gesture:
ShawnH 8 | 1,498
9 Sep 2010 #564
Why are those very beautiful young ladies showing their legs? ;)

I don't know, but do you have any more close-up photos? ;-)
Nathan 18 | 1,363
9 Sep 2010 #565
They are still not married and thus, "available". It is not, of course, the reason to show your legs like this, but during some wedding ceremony is quite possible.
Eurola 4 | 1,906
9 Sep 2010 #566
Any idea what's the reason for this? :)



zetigrek
9 Sep 2010 #568
(Wedding custom ?)

No. It's not a wedding! ;P

They are still not married and thus, "available". It is not, of course, the reason to show your legs like this, but during some wedding ceremony is quite possible.

its not a wedding Nathan.

Who will guess what occasion is this? ;)

While you are guessing what party those girls are attending I have another riddle for you (with dedication for trener żółwia)

why there are so many candles on this cementary??? Some massive massacre victims? ;)
Nathan 18 | 1,363
10 Sep 2010 #569
Who will guess what occasion is this? ;)

Graduation?

why there are so many candles on this cementary??? Some massive massacre victims? ;)

Well, it is in most cases a massacre by the same perpetrator - Ms. Death and the day is, propably, All Saints day judging by the color of the leaves (sometimes, the cemeteries look like this on the Easter night).
Matt32 4 | 83
10 Sep 2010 #570
No. It's not a wedding! ;P

No idea! hen party?:P

why there are so many candles on this cementary??

zaduszki :)

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