This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jul 21, 201418 Reasons That Summertime In Poland Is AmazingFrom the sights and sounds to the delicious fresh food - Summertime in Poland is Amazingby PolandinUSACommunity Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. We Know How to Start the Summer PolandMFA In Poland the start of summer is associated with St. John's Eve, the Polish equivilant of Midsummer. This day is marked by numerous traditions steeped in Slavic customs. Celebrations vary by region, but include such activities as releasing sky lanterns (pictured above), weaving flower garlands, attending outdoor concerts and some even dare to jump over bonfires. 2. Tatra Mountains PolandMFA The Tatra National Park, which CNN recently ranked as number 12 on its list of the world’s best national parks, includes the highest peaks of the Tatra Mountains. A ski lovers paradise in the winter, the Tatra Mountains become a mecca for hikers in the summer months. 3. Strawberries! Wiki Commons The month of June is strawberry season in Poland. You will find them everywhere. From strawberry smoothies and strawberry pierogi, to being sold at outdoor markets. Boy are they delicious! 4. Masurian Lakes PolandMFA The perfect way to cool down during a hot summer day in Poland is to take a dip in a lake in Mazury. Did we mention there are over 2,000 lakes in the Masurian Lake District? Take your pick! 5. Fountain Show PolandMFA A hot summer day in the Polish capital can be spent enjoying the multimedia fountain park on Warsaw’s Vistula River Bank. 6. Concerts Kotoviski / Via Wiki Commons Every July-August, revelers of jazz can enjoy Jazz at the Old Town Square, a summer classic hosted in Warsaw for the last 20 years. 7. Festivals PolandMFA Krakow on the other hand hosts the Jewish Cultural Festival each summer, celebrating Jewish life and culture. 8. Street Theatres PolandMFA Art comes alive in the streets of Polish cities, as street theatres perform skits and plays outdoors. 9. Knights PolandMFA Looking for more excitement? Each July Poland host a reenactment of the 1410 Battle of Grunewald, in which the combined forces of Poland and Lithuania defeated the Teutonic Knights. This annual event has become the largest medieval reenactment in Europe. 10. Picnic with Chopin! PolandMFA Every weekend during the summer months there are free outdoor Chopin concerts at the Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw. Performed at the base of a towering Chopin statue and surrounded by blooming rose bushes, the concert is a hit among tourists and locals alike. 11. Blueberries Wiki Commons Blueberries are everywhere in Poland during the summer: in forests, along hiking trails, in your periogi, ice cream and pies. There are two main types of blueberries, jagody which are smaller with a slight tart taste and borowki also called “American blueberries" which are larger and sweeter. 12. Bociany PolandMFA If traveling in Poland during the summertime, it won’t take long to see a stork in the sky or in its nest atop a chimney. Poland accounts for 25% of the world’s stork population, so keep your eyes out for this majestic bird. 13. Polish Beaches PolandMFA A summertime must. 14. Gofry wiki commons Gofry are a summer staple in Poland. Topped with a combination of powdered sugar, chocolate (or fruit) syrup, fresh fruit and whipped cream, they’re perfect to satisfy the sweet tooth. 15. Hel PolandMFA No, this is probably not the image you thought of when you initially read the name. The Polish summer resort town of Hel sites on the tip of a peninsula that juts out into the Baltic Sea, making it a summertime hit. 16. City Beaches PolandMFA Sometimes you don’t even have to escape the city to enjoy a nice beach – here’s the beach along the Vistula River in Warsaw. 17. The people! PolandMFA A great thing about summer in Poland are the amazing friends, family, fellow travelers or locals you get to see and interact with! 18. Sopot PolandMFA Nothing says summer like Sopot. A city renowned for its molo, or pedestrian pier, which is the longest in the Baltic Sea.Why do you think summertime in Poland is amazing?