The January Uprising of 1863 was the longest and largest Polish insurrection for independence of the 19th century. It broke another record too - the number of women who fought in its battles exceeded any previous armed struggles. The "Women's War", as the Uprising has been sometimes called, and great trauma it caused, brought enormous suffering, but, on the other hand, in its result, women’s emancipation became one of key questions addressed by the Polish Positivists. An indirect effect of the immense role women played in the Uprising was granting them suffrage shortly after regaining freedom and sovereignty. Polish women were one of the first in Europe to receive voting rights, i.e. as far back as in 1918.
Krakow. European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019
For Krakow, 2019 will be the year of tastes, smells and meetings. The capital of Małopolska was chosen as the European Capital of Gastronomic Culture 2019. How about taking this opportunity to taste the food, heritage and atmosphere of Europe’s gastronomic centre?
Jan Józef Baranowski (1805–1888) – Renaissance Man
The most prolific author in Polish literature was Józef Kraszewski, who wrote over 220 novels. As regards inventions, it is Jan Szczepanik and Jan Józef Baranowski who have left the largest legacies.
Ignacy Łukasiewicz (1822–1882) – Polish pharmacist and Prometheus
Even though we rarely realise this in our daily busy life, we need light as much as we need food, drink or sleep. The main source of light is naturally the Sun, but people started looking for other solutions to disperse darkness very soon. The break-through in the history of lighting came with the kerosene lamp .
Kazimierz Prószyński (1875–1945) – Inventor who preceded the Lumière brothers
In April 1902, a unique attraction awaited the residents of Warsaw who decided to take a stroll through the Saxon Garden. In the Summer Theatre a young man was presenting photographs of daily life in the capital city. Since the art of photography was not new to Warsaw dwellers, one might think that it was nothing exceptional, but... the photographs were moving! People in the photos were walking, dancing and jumping.
12 destinations you should visit in 2019
Even if Lonely Planet chose Łódź as one of ten places to visit in 2019, you shouldn’t stop at it. To help you plan next year’s travels, we present you a subjective list of the 12 best places in Poland to visit in 2019. One trip for every month of the year!
The magic of Poland’s highland cheeses
Oscypek is the traditional sheep-milk cheese of southern Poland’s mountainous Podhale region. It is the most popular Polish cheese which has long since made its way to cheese-lovers abroad. Equally fascinating is its flavour as well as how it is made. Learn what goes on in the mountain huts where Polish highland shepherds live for several months a year and produce their cheeses when they drive their sheep to graze in mountain pastures.
COP24 a global success under the Polish presidency
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice was a success. The Katowice Rulebook has been adopted which means that the governments of 196 countries agreed on how to implement the Paris Agreement in order to stop climate change. Find out what exactly does the Katowice Rulebook entail and what other declarations have been signed.
The false hope of communism
More then 1/4 of Americans have never been taught about communism while 1.5 billion people still live in single-party Marxist distatorships. It's more then in 1989, when communism fell in Poland. Mr. Marion Smith, Executive Director of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (Washington, DC) explains why communism is still an issue in 21st century.
Polish Christmas Cookbook
Discover the exceptional flavours of Polish Christmas. Polish festive cookery combines centuries-old native tradition with the influence of many different cultures. One tradition holds that there should be 12 different dishes on the Christmas Eve (Wigilia) table. Try preparing at least one of them and we guarantee you’ll build up an appetite for the rest.
Hooked on Africa
Meet Karolina Siwicka, a Polish orthopaedist treating sick children far from home in Malawi. She enjoys the support of her family – her husband Piotr who works at the hospital and her kids who eagerly play football with their classmates after school as they did back in Poland. Ahead of her latest family expedition to Africa we chatted with Dr Siwicka on the wild nature, reality and hospitality of Malawi and about how people can help without leaving their home country.
Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip
Polish & American Women Entrepreneurs (WE), in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency and the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, hosted “Women Entrepreneurs Power Trip” to New York City on November 28-30, 2018.