Gdańsk wins Princess of Asturia Award/ Gdansk recibió el Premio Princesa de Asturias
Gdańsk, as the unique polish city has been awarded in Oviedo 2019 Princess of Asturias Award! Gdansk Mayor, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, has collected the award on behalf of the City. The justification says that ,,the past and present in Gdansk are sensitive to solidarity, the defence of freedom and human rights, as well as to the preservation of peace”. History of Gdańsk has been connected with the Baltic Sea from the beginning. Nowadays, the City is also a symbol of the resistence during the Second World War and of the fight for freedom during the communism period.
Gdańsk, la única ciudad polaca que ha recibido en Oviedo el Premio Princesa de Asturias de la Concordia 2019! Su alcaldesa, Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, ha recogido el diploma en nombre de la ciudad, por ser "ejemplo de solidaridad, de libertad de los derechos humanos”. Su larga historia ha sido relacionada con el Mar Báltico desde siempre.La ciudad es también un símbolo de la resistencia durante de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y de la lucha por la libertad durante de la época de comunismo.
Polish Easter Traditions
Do you know Polish Easter Traditions?
Let’s take a look on what’s so special about Polish Easter.
The most famous one is the Easter basket. On Saturday before the Easter Sunday we bring a basket with food to a church to be blessed by the priest. The most important thing we put inside the basket are the painted eggs, which symbolize a new life. We usually put there also a slice of bread, a pinch of salt and a bit of ham. Another tradition concerns the Monday after Easter. This day boys throw water over girls, so if you are a girl, be careful! It is an old tradition with pagan origins and it is popular also in Ukraine.
SPRING IN POLAND
Are you unsure about whether spring is a good moment to travel to Poland? Take a look at 3 reasons why Poland is worth visiting during this season.
Firstly, the weather. The temperatures are much more pleasant than in winter, they oscillate between 5 and 15 degrees. Thanks to these mild temperatures you will not be as tired as in the hot summer. Secondly, the nature. You will be surprised by the quantity of flowers which appear immediately after the snow has disappeared. It is a perfect moment to go on a trip outside the city. Thirdly, the tranquility. You will be able to enjoy the most popular tourist attractions avoiding the summer crowds. These are only three of many reasons which we could find. One thing is certain, you don´t have to wait until summer to visit Poland.