Foreign News: Snowmaying

Poles had just dismantled their elaborate snowplow equipment for the regular spring overhaul last week when suddenly the first May blizzard since 1685 overwhelmed Central and Western Poland with from six to 20 inches of snow. Canceled were all parades on the Polish National Holiday. Prosperous Poles went Maying in sledges piled with fur lap robes.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!