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    Preserving Cultural Heritage: New Entries on Poland’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage List

    Poland’s National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage has expanded with four new entries, showcasing vibrant traditions passed down through generations since 2013. Currently totaling 97 items, the list documents living traditions, customs, and skills.

    Celebrating the Day of the Steelworker and Hutnicze Traditions

    On May 4th, the Day of the Steelworker honors 19th-century traditions among iron and non-ferrous metal workers. Festivities feature gala uniforms, a distinctive orange-black flag, and a symbol comprising a crossed hammer and tongs in a gear wheel. The celebration spans workplaces, churches, and academic institutions like the Kraków University of Science and Technology.

    The Gwarki Parade in Tarnowskie Góry

    Initiated in 1957, the Gwarki Parade in Tarnowskie Góry highlights local history through a colorful procession involving historical reenactments, folk ensembles, and vintage vehicles.

    Wycinanka from Świętokrzyskie

    Originating near the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, this art form includes traditional and narrative styles, depicting regional legends and adorned with intricate patterns of squares, circles, and stars.

    Cultural Traditions of the Opoczno Region

    The Opoczno region preserves local settlements’ customs, costumes, beliefs, songs, and dances influenced by historical estates and industrial influx. Noteworthy are handwoven attire, decorative weaving, cross-stitch embroidery, and intricate paper cut-outs.

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