Barbórka: Miner's Day in Poland

Today, as every year on 4th of December, we celebrate Barbórka - Polish Miner's Day. It's especially widely celebrated in the southern Polish region of Silesia.

Barbórka - Day of Saint Barbara and Miners.
A couple of years I wrote more about this special holiday, so don't forget to to have a look!

The 4th of December is a special day for Polish miners - it’s Barbórka (pronounce: Barboorkah) - name's day of their patron, St. Barbara.

Polish miners are probably one of the few professions that still  strongly cultivate traditions. Today they don’t go underground to work. Instead they organise marches and huge celebrations called beer halls (polish: karczmy piwne). Sounds much better, right? (...)

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