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Archive for September, 2017

All males in Poland have their special day too! Posted by on Sep 30, 2017

We all heard about Women’s day in Poland! But how about men? Not too worry! We remember about them as well:) Boy’s Day (Dzień Chłopaka) is an informal holiday celebrated in Poland on September 30! Although the celebration is unofficial, it is quite popular among high school and university students. Quite often it is celebrated among…

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International Coffee Day in Poland Posted by on Sep 29, 2017

October 1 is annually celebrated as International Coffee Day (Międzynarodowy Dzień Kawy). The unofficial holiday celebrates one of the most popular beverages in the world – coffee. The holiday also helps raise awareness about sustainable coffee cultivation and fair trade practices within the coffee industry. Before 2015 the day used to be celebrated on different dates…

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A guest in the house is a God in the house – everything about Polish hospitality Posted by on Sep 19, 2017

From the ancient custom of greeting visitors with bread and salt, Poland’s system of social graces has developed into one that is unmatched in the world, and will often put a smile on your face. You can expect to be spoiled – every Pole wants to be the host with the most, no money and…

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Should you be afraid of driving in Poland? Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

There are many who claim Poland is one of the worst places for car drivers in Europe! I think that first time I visited Poland with my husband, he felt the same way…at least at the beginning. After few days though he started having fun! Like any time you are visiting a different country, you…

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How Poles Remember September 11th Attacks Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

It has been 16 years since the attacks which killed 2, 752 people, destroyed the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon on September 11th  2001. At the time of the attack I was living in Warsaw, Poland. I was renting an apartment with my friends from college. I remember coming back from my classes to…

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Religion in Poland Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

In past centuries, when Poland was still a kingdom, the Polish gentry had the motto: “God, Honor, Fatherland”/”Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna”, where God was always in the leading position as religion is said to have remained an important element of Polish consciousness and identity. When talking about Poland, “religion” often means “Catholicism”. About 87% of Poles…

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