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Polish Tradition

Why and how Poles celebrate namedays

By Rob Strybel, Polish/Polonian Affairs Writer

Unlike most other nations, the people of Catholic Poland tend to attach more importance to the feastday of their patron saint than to birthdays. In the past, this was common in other Catholic countries such as Austria and Bavaria (southern Germany) where the Namenstag was once widely celebrated. Birthdays with cakes and blowing out candles are now commonly held for children in Poland, largely as a result of the strong American influence with which television bombards today’s audiences. But, on into the early 21st century, among adults, imieniny (namedays) were still far more popular.

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Chicago

Polski dzień w Chicago

Parada 3 maja i festiwal „Poland in the Park”
(Chicago, IL)… W pierwszą sobote maja Śródmieściem Chicago zawładną kolory biały i czerwony , a stanie się tak nie tylko za sprawą przechodzącej Columbus Drive parady Konstytucji 3 maja (początek o 11:30), ale też dzięki goszczącemu na scenie Parku Milenijnego festiwalowi „Poland in the Park”, na który zapraszamy bezpośrednio po zakończeniu przemarszu.

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Sport

Być kobietą?

Z samotną żeglarką płynącą dookoła świata, Nataszą Caban (brunetką), rozmawia Joanna Olekszyk (blondynka).

JO: Czy trzeba mieć jakieś konkretne cechy charakteru, żeby samotnie wypłynąć w świat?
NC: Na pewno samotne żeglowanie nie jest dla wszystkich. Na szczęście, bo gdyby tak wszyscy samotnie żeglowali, nie byłoby już miejsca dla mnie. Jakiś żeglarz, nie pamiętam już kto, powiedział, że samotne żeglowanie samo w sobie jest charakterem.

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Polska - Poland

Poland claims 70% victory at NATO summit

By Robert Strybel, Our Warsaw Correspondent

WARSAW–Polish President Lech Kaczyński returned to Poland, saying his country had scored a 70 percent victory at the latest NATO summit, held in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Only two days earlier it appeared that, under pressure from Russian-fearing “Old Europe” the North Atlantic Alliance would reject the membership bid of the former Black Sea Soviet republics, Ukraine and Georgia, and refuse to back plans for a US anti-missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

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Świat - World

The Brit-Polonian Connection

By Robert Strybel, Polish/Polonian Affairs Writer

Over the past four years, since Poland’s joined the European Union, more than two millions Poles have found work abroad, mainly in the British Isles. The result has been the emergence of a completely new Polonia. New Polish publications, Web sites, businesses and organizations have been set up. Many previously poorly attended or nearly-defunct Catholic parishes have bee revitalized, and thousands of Polish babies have been born. In those parts of England, Wales, Scotland, Ulster and Ireland where Polish migrant workers are concentrated, they are often sufficiently numerous to influence their surroundings. In the future, the recent influx of Polish immigrants may become a significant political force in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever the case, there are now enough new-wave Poles in the British Isles to warrant a closer look at some of their activities.

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Zdrowie~Health

Nie ma chorób nieuleczalnych!

Uzdrowienia na drodze duchowej w oparciu o naukę Bruno Gröninga

Ilse S. była chora na raka macicy. Mimo leczenia przez ordynatora Oddziału Onkologii Ginekologicznej w Klinice Miejskiej nie udało się zahamować postępu tego złośliwego przypadku. Jej lekarz domowy powiedział jej w końcu: „Nie jestem w stanie nic więcej zrobić, ale przekażę Pani pewien numer telefonu, gdzie być może uzyska Pani jeszcze pomoc.” To było przed sześcioma laty.

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Polityka~Politics

Polonia’s choice: Clinton, Obama, McCain?

By Robert Strybel, Polish/Polonian Affairs writer

Like US citizens of every background, come November, Americans of Polish descent will be faced by a major decision. Some have already decided whom to vote for, others are still weighing their options and still others don’t plan to cast their ballot. “Politicians are a bunch of crooks. They’ll promise you the moon and then steal you blind once they get into office!” That is the way the non-voters often justify their absence.

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Podróże~Travel

Fotoreportaż ze spotkania młodzieży z Papieżem Benedyktem XVI

Drodzy Państwo, tym razem nie będzie to relacja z Chicago, bowiem z biurem podróży Saint Bernard Travel (organizacja na 5+), ja i 50 innych osób (głównie młodzież) udaliśmy się na pielgrzymkę do Yonkers pod Nowym Jorkiem, aby uczestniczyć w sobotę 19 kwietnia w spotkaniu młodzieży i seminarzystów z Papieżem Benedyktem XVI.

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Chicago

“Aftershocks” felt through out Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Blagojevich Administration briefed the public on what to expect following a rare earthquake centered in southeastern Illinois early morning on Thursday. Officials explained that the public should be aware of smaller seismic events called “aftershocks” that may be felt through out the state for as much as a week following this 5.2 magnitude earthquake. As of 11:00 am on April 18, Illinois has experienced six aftershocks measuring as high as magnitude 4.6.

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Polish Numismatics
Stany Zjednoczone - USA

Polish numismatics tops charts

[caption id="attachment_26390" align="alignleft"]Polish NumismaticsPolish Numismatics[/caption]Polish numismatics tops charts, landmark sale of rare polish coins to be held by stack’s in Chicago, April 24

NEW YORK – On January 14, a Polish 1621 gold 100 Ducat coin sold for $1.38 Million, setting a world’s record price for a non-U.S. coin. Sold by Stack’s, one of the oldest and most successful rare coin Auction Houses in the U.S., in its Kroisos Collection Sale, the coin was struck to commemorate Poland’s victory over the Ottoman Turks in the famed Battle of Chocim.

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