The article presents changes that have occurred in the past 20 years in the field of leisure time of the Poles. Both the issue of changes in the very amount of free time as well as the ways of spending it by representatives of different social categories appear interesting. The article contains existing data illustrating various ways of spending leisure time, i.e., active (e.g., sports, family and friends meetings) and passive (e.g., watching TV, browsing the Internet) both before the transformation period and within the last 20 years. The scope conveys also participation in culture-both institutionalised as well as home originated. The fundamental thesis of the article is the assumption that in the past 20 years the Poles have adopted global models of spending leisure time, promoted in the media, which is simply put in the paper subtitle-from a bonfire to a barbecue.
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