RELIGION IN POLANDMost residents of Poland adhere to the ChristianFaith , with 89.8% belonging to the Roman CatholicChurch. Catholicism plays an important role in thelives of many Poles and the Roman Catholic Church inPoland enjoys social prestige and political influence.The Church is widely respected by its members, whosee it as a symbol of Polish heritage and culture. Therest of the population consists mainly of EasternORTHODOX (about 506,000 believers, mainly PolishBelarusians), Evangelical Church of the AugsburgConfession in Poland (about 85,000) and variousProtestant (about 250,000, with about 130,000Jehovahs Witnesses in the largest religiousminorities.
SPORTS IN POLANDPolands sports include almost all sports.The first Polish Formula One driver, Robert Kubica , hasalso brought awareness of Formula One Racing to Poland.Volleyball and football are the countrys most popularsports, with a rich history of international competition.Poland has also made a distinctive mark in motorcyclespeedway racing thanks to Tomasz Gollob, a highlysuccessful Polish rider.The Polish mountains are an ideal venue for hiking, skiingand mountain biking and attract millions of tourists everyyear from all over the world.Baltic beaches and resorts are popular locations forfishing, canoeing, kayaking and a broad-range of otherwater-themed sports
POLISH CUISINE Polish cuisine (kuchnia polska) is a style of cooking and food preparation originating from Poland. It has evolved over the centuries due to historical circumstances. Polish national cuisine shares some similarities with other Central and Eastern European traditions as well as French and Italian similarities. It is rich in meat, especially beef, chicken and pork, and winter vegetables (cabbage in the dish - bigos), and spices. It is also characteristic in its use of various kinds of noodles , the most notable of which are kluski as well as cerials such as kasza (the Polish word). Generally speaking, Polish cuisine is hearty and uses a lot of cream and eggs. The traditional dishes are often demanding in preparation. Many Poles allow themselves a generous amount of time to serve and enjoy their festive meals, especially Christmas Eve dinner (Wigilia) or Easter breakfast which could take a number of days to prepare in their entirety.