Katowice Local Customs

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    Hospitality

    by tini58de Updated Jul 8, 2007

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    my wonderful Polish family
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    The hospitality that I experienced in Silesia was absolutely awesome!

    My Polish family did EVERYTHING for me - they invited me to stay at their house, I even had a room to myself, they invited me to dinner and made the most delicious breakfast and lunch, they showed me around and gave me so many presents that I had to buy a larger suitcase!!!

    Other people who I met at the bone marrow meeting were very friendly and sweet, something that I had not really expected! They came up to me to talk to me, they even tried to speak German - so there was no such thing like a Polish-German antipathy!

    I really felt so welcome there - thank you - dziękuję za wszystko!

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    Silesian folklore

    by tini58de Written Jul 4, 2007

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    I was fortunate to see a performance by the group "zespol Slask". They danced and sang a whole variety of Silesian folk songs and dances and wore different beautiful costumes! All the costumes were hand-made and embroidered - absolutely awesome!

    The men's costumes were basically miners' costumes, since Silesia is a mining area, but the girls' costumes had the most beautiful skirts, blouses, scarfs, belts and hats - and very diverse, too, depending on which area of Silesia the songs and costumes were from!

    If you ever have a chance to see this group or any other folklore group, do try to go see them!

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    Grey City...?

    by ZiOOlek Written Jun 20, 2006

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    Katowice is said to be a grey city... Maybe it is one of the less colorfull city in Poland but during summer months you may find some good examples of places that are full of colors... I love such places and visit them often.:) In the picture you may see a carpet of flowers just in the main market square...

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    Periodic entertainments in Katowice

    by arantha Written Nov 6, 2005

    The list of things Katowice are famous of ;-)

    - Rawa Blues Festival - the biggest indoor blues festival in the world
    see the official web site

    - Metalmania - the biggest heavymetal festival in the Central Europe
    see the official web site

    - Mayday Festival - like Love Parade, one of the oldest and most reputed electronic music festivals
    see the official web site

    - Ogólnopolski Festiwal Sztuki Rezyserskiej "Interpretacje" - Polish festival of theatrics

    - Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Orkiestr Wojskowych - International Military Bands Festival

    - Miedzynarodowa Wystawa Grafiki "Intergrafia " - International Graphics Exhibition

    - Miedzynarodowy Konkurs Dyrygentów im. G. Fitelberga - The G. Fitelberg International Conductor Contest
    see the official web site

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    Nice wall paintings

    by Carletto76 Written Aug 18, 2004

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    In Katowice there are many scattered buildings, and also underways below the railway lines, so you will find quite a lot of murales paintings, and some of them are really nice, or at least curious, like this one! ;-)

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