For Halloween fans in Poland tonight, your escapades will surely be dampened when you learn Catholic bishops there have condemned the spooky holiday. Clergymen claim Halloween is harmful because the celebration promotes what they term “diabolical behavior”.
Today all Poland celebrates the 32nd Anniversary of August Agreements, the 1980 declaration of Poland’s emergence as the first independent trade union in the former communist bloc. President Bronislaw Komorowski will reportedly be on hand to present awards to some 40 activists of the Solidarity Trade Union.
News from CBS calls our attention to the fabulous and under-publicized Kotelnica Mountain of Poland. The village of Białka Tatrzańska there, once about as isolated and remote as any could imagine, now beckons skiers in search of fresh, white, powder and adrenaline. Even though the season is drawing to a close this year, it behooves the avid ski enthusiast to investigate this unsung Polish ski destination.