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Tooth fairy in Poland Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

My  7 year old daughter just lost her 4th tooth today! I know, you think it’s not a big deal…Well, if you have kids, you know that it is! I’m sure she will have hard time sleeping tonight, thinking about the tooth fairy…

Tooth fairies are small creatures active in the weird business of collecting teeth, I’m sure you know that. These mysterious creatures work under cover and usually strike at night (w nocy), when everyone is already asleep. Their existence is a secret for most, even if their reputation worth just as much any other famous Christmas character, popular monsters or well-known superheroes. In Europe, some think these creatures are fairies, others argue they are mice, some support they are crows and few even say they are leprechauns. But all of them can remember the times when they were little and when their milk teeth started to fall out. They all remember they had to put their teeth under their pillow, so that a certain Tooth Creature could come during the night, take the tooth and leave money for it…

Polish Tooth Fairy Box

In Poland tooth fairy is known as Zębowa wróżka. The myth of the Tooth Fairy, the Zębowa wróżka, also arrived on Polish soil, and in particular in children’s literature such as in Joanna Olech’s Dynastia Miziołków. Just as in other countries, in Poland, you put a tooth under the pillow before falling asleep and when you wake up in the morning, you will find a coin (moneta), some money (pieniądze) or a little gift (mały prezent). And of course the tooth disappears… After a few years you find out that your mother has a whole collection of your milk teeth” For sure it’s the Tooth Fairy who gave them back to your mama…

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.