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National traditions of Poland. Habits, mentality and the way of living

Main street Poland is a very religious country. The local population adheres to Catholicism and regularly attends services in churches. Religiosity is one of the most important features that characterize the Polish people. The Poles are quite sentimental. They are very close to each other and are always ready to help those in trouble. They are trustful and take the life easy. The Polacks appreciate their state and support its policy. It is customary to smile at each other, demonstrating goodwill towards everyone around. This is also true for the guests of the country. The Poles are happy to enter into dialogues with strangers, but sociability has the reverse side. The local population is very fond of complaining. Complaints can be related to medicine, expensive food, bus schedules or just weather.
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The Poles shake hands at meetings, and the ladies kiss the hand gallantly. Women in the country are treated with special respect and trepidation. Regardless of age, men always give ladies a place in public transport, hold the door, and help to put on a coat. Poles address each other by a surname or a post. They always use the prefix pan or pani. Another important value for any Pole is his family. Local men are rather loving and fond of women. However, Polacks pay great attention to their families. The percentage of divorces is very low in Poland. A family is a full-fledged unit of society. At the same time, families are small enough. Poles usually have one or two children. Locals are very fond of pets. Therefore, a dog or a cat is a compulsory component of a happy marriage. In the evenings, residents of cities, especially small ones, like to go for a walk with their pets.
The Poles may seem frivolous and carefree, but this impression is often wrong. Local residents have deep beliefs about morality and firm life principles which they never give up. A pride and a high self-esteem are typical for Polacks. These features are successfully combined with a clueless sense of humor. The Poles are very hospitable and always welcome guests in their home. It is customary to take off shoes before going into the house, so thoughtful owners always offer home slippers. In this case, refusal is not accepted, as it can seriously offend the owner. Guests are always greeted with a large feast with a huge number of treats. The Poles serve alcohol as a supplement to abundant food, and not vice versa. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Poles have a great respect for the forest and nature. In small towns and villages, the main forest prey is mushrooms. Even children can easily distinguish poisonous mushrooms from those that can be eaten. Forests occupy a third of the territory of the country. Hence, thrifty housewives do not go to supermarkets, but to picturesque glades. Much attention is paid in Poland to the memory of the deceased relatives. The Poles look after the graves and regularly visit them. On November 1, on the day of remembrance, families visit cemeteries. People light candles and bring flowers.
Polonia, Wroclaw Dances play an important role in Polish culture. The most famous is the mazurka. In the 19th century, it became one of the main ballroom dances in the whole of Europe. There are three varieties of this dance: mazur, oberek, and kujawiak. Mazur is a classic version and the most common. The famous Polish composer Frederic Chopin wrote more than 60 different melodies for this dance. Oberek has a more complex rhythm. Kujawiak, on the other hand, is more fluid and lyrical, reminiscent of a waltz. Polish folk dance appeared among the peasants. It personifies the national art of the country. With the help of the dance, the peasants celebrated the main events of their life, including weddings and harvesting. A huge number of people participate in it simultaneously. The dance is accompanied by complex poses, which give it the special spectacularity and temperament.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas in Poland
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♥   Cerkiew św. Jakuba, Powroźnik. On the map   Photos
♥   Bazylika Matki Bożej, Ludźmierz. On the map   Photos
♥   Kościół św. Michała Archanioła, Dębno. On the map   Photos
♥   Cerkiew św. Paraskewy, Kwiatoń. On the map   Photos
♥   Cerkiew św. Michała Archanioła, Brunary Wyżne. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Poland
♥   Castle 'Bielsko-Biaua Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Bobolice Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Budzin Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Chuciny Castle' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Grodziec castle' . On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Poland
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Unique traditions in cities of Poland

Krakow
Puppet shows are very popular in the city. Not only children, but also adults come to see them. Often the presentations are devoted to religious themes. Puppet shows are usually organized in large urban areas. Most often such amusing performances can be seen on Christmas Eve, when all residents gather at Krakow’s Market Square. It should be noted that many fascinating stories are connected with this square. It is believed that a herald trumpet, who was on duty on the square, was the first … Read more
Warsaw
The main value in the life of every Pole is the family. They take marriage very seriously and only marry when they are completely ready and sure that it will last at least a long time. All this is to avoid such an unpleasant process as divorcing. The number of which, by the way, is very small in comparison with other countries. Try to avoid such topics as politics and religion. The fact is that the local population is famous for its special religiosity, and Catholic holidays are really widely … Read more
Poznan
Festival of good taste opens the celebration, in this festival cookers from different countries of the world take a part. They represent their best production to the guests of festival, and these guests stand as severe and exacting judges. After degustation of cooking masterpiece the resting people are invited to musical concerts and masterclasses of globally known cooks. Authors of famous cookery books, organizers of gastronomical tours and head-cooks of eminent European restaurants always … Read more
Wroclaw
Small bronze statues can be found in all districts of the city and they are all different. Gnomes can sit on benches in parks, look somewhere proudly or simply relax in the shade of trees. This idea of local architects is quite symbolic, because dwarf is considered the main symbol of the city. Many years ago Wroclaw was the capital of the province. Today searching for these bronze statues has become a real attraction for travelers. They specifically start searching for these cute gnomes in … Read more
Gdansk
Chocolate factories of Gdansk are known far beyond the country. The local chocolate makers create a lot of unusual sweets from chocolate, including original sculptures. The exhibition of sculptures made of chocolate is one of the most important events of the festival. All visitors are welcome to purchase their favorite figure. The festival is also the time for exciting master classes, during which confectioners share with guests the secrets of chocolate making. They will also teach visitors … Read more
Lodz
For many years, religious traditions have played an important role for the townspeople. Special attention is always paid to organizing religious holidays here. The most beautiful entertainments are arranged for Christmas and Easter. Magnificent celebrations on the occasion of Holy Week are held before Easter. If you visit the city at this time, you can witness beautiful theatrical performances, listen to musicians, and take part in colorful festivities. A few weeks prior to Easter, local … Read more
Lublin
For several days, Lublin Old Town comes alive in the truest sense of the word. Here you can meet locals dressed in beautiful national costumes, visit craft workshops, take part in interesting entertainments and try dishes prepared according to old recipes. The tradition of holding fairs was born in the city in the 15th century when Lublin was one of the largest trading towns in the region. Fairs were held right on the streets and attracted merchants from many countries. Visitors could buy the … Read more
Bialystok
It is not that simple to earn the trust of local people. They do not care about words that much and value actions only. Travelers, who plan to meet business partners in Bialystok, should be prepared to the fact that it won’t be fast and simple to create strong bonds and good relations. At the same time, the reward is worth the effort – strong friendship with local people. For locals, there is no big difference between close friends and relatives because they consider affinity of souls as … Read more

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