Kolberg documented there many descriptions of customs, such as the following wedding descriptions from 1868:
“A sumptuous wedding last for 10 days, from a Thursday before the wedding until the second Sunday; whereas poorer weddings last only three days, from a Saturday until Tuesday. On the Thursday, the day of engagement, they drink a lot of vodka and eat tripe soup”.
“On the Sunday morning all wedding guests go to a church for a service. Each person is usually in a remorse mood. A bride or brides, since there are more of them, stand in from of the altar in wedding dresses, grooms stand behind them”.
Biłgoraj is the town of sievers (makers of sieves), this is why Kolberg devoted a vast place to the description of their customs. According to the description, the women from Biłgoraj:
“have very pale carnation and are rather beautiful. They have short legs and their walk is clumsy, they walk like ducks. It is caused by the lack of movement, because they sit in houses making sieves most of the time”.
Kolberg gives an account on houses of sievers as well as on some of their customs:
“Woden houses of sievers from Biłgoraj are clean and well organized. They are divided into a workshop and living space”.
“One of the local custom of sievers is that, when a man leaves home to sell sieves, his family and friends accompany him as far as the statue of st. John of Nepomuk, which is out of the town. They say goodbyes, drink vodka and arak, here called ‘Żałosne’. They start to drink already a few days earlier back in a house”.