Written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn Tuesday, 03 December 2002 17:00
One of the most celebrated days associated with workers group is St. Barbara's Day on December 4th. St. Barbara is a patron of coal miners.
Miners' profession was always considered dangerous but prestigious therefore this day called "Barborka" or Barburka" (there was a long battle between puritans of the Polish language which form is correct) was celebrated for centuries in a spectacular way. The name of the feast originate of course from St. Barbara as a patron.