Polish Culture


Smigus Dyngus The day after Easter is called "Smigus Dyngus".  It is also called "Easter Monday" and is a national holiday in Poland. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Smigus Dyngus

The day after Easter is called "Smigus Dyngus".  It is also called "Easter Monday" and is a national holiday in Poland.

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Easter Traditions Easter in Poland is rich in tradition.  To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Easter Traditions

Easter in Poland is rich in tradition. 

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Just for Fun - Oreos You can't really imagine my delight when I first saw Oreo cookies for sale here.  It was just like a "Taste of Home" - albeit store bought - but one of my absolute favorite non homemade cookies!   To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post

Just for Fun - Oreos

You can't really imagine my delight when I first saw Oreo cookies for sale here.  It was just like a "Taste of Home" - albeit store bought - but one of my absolute favorite non homemade cookies!

 

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Jewish Memorial The town I live in is called Józefów and the word literally means "belonging to Joseph". We are on the outskirts of Warsaw.  To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Jewish Memorial

The town I live in is called Józefów and the word literally means "belonging to Joseph". We are on the outskirts of Warsaw. 

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My first quilt shop visit in Poland! Not that long ago I became aware that a member of my Facebook group, Becky Quilts in the Old Country, Ewa, (say it like you say "Eva") has her own quilt shop in Warsaw. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

My first quilt shop visit in Poland!

Not that long ago I became aware that a member of my Facebook group, Becky Quilts in the Old Country, Ewa, (say it like you say "Eva") has her own quilt shop in Warsaw.

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Public transport - local trains To a lot of Americans, the idea of public transportation is one that is completely out of their comfort zone or knowledge.  To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Public transport - local trains

To a lot of Americans, the idea of public transportation is one that is completely out of their comfort zone or knowledge. 

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Small sizes of common food items At first I had a hard time getting used to the smaller sizes of common items as sold here. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Small sizes of common food items

At first I had a hard time getting used to the smaller sizes of common items as sold here.

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Restrooms First of all, they aren't called "restrooms" here - you call them "toilets".   To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Restrooms

First of all, they aren't called "restrooms" here - you call them "toilets".  

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Driving/Driver's license Most cars here are stick shift - most do not have automatic transmissions. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Driving/Driver's license

Most cars here are stick shift - most do not have automatic transmissions.

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Babies I had two of them while in Poland and three before we came (total - 5).  To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Babies

I had two of them while in Poland and three before we came (total - 5). 

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Saying "hello" One of the hardest ones for me "to get" when I was first here was not saying hello to people when you saw them on the street - basically walking along ignoring people To keep reading, click  here to go to the original blog post.

Saying "hello"

One of the hardest ones for me "to get" when I was first here was not saying hello to people when you saw them on the street - basically walking along ignoring people

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Cold drinks/Slippers This hit home to me when I took Lydia with me to visit a lady. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Cold drinks/Slippers

This hit home to me when I took Lydia with me to visit a lady.

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Mindset People tend to think if you look different, for example, you have different color skin or different type of hair, then you ARE different, but if you look the same - same skin tone, or same hair type, that you ARE alike. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Mindset

People tend to think if you look different, for example, you have different color skin or different type of hair, then you ARE different, but if you look the same - same skin tone, or same hair type, that you ARE alike.

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Fat Thursday The last Thursday before Lent is a day of feasting on sweets - at least among Catholic communities. In Polish it is Tłusty Czwartek, or literally,  'Fat Thursday'  To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Fat Thursday

The last Thursday before Lent is a day of feasting on sweets - at least among Catholic communities. In Polish it is Tłusty Czwartek, or literally,  'Fat Thursday' 

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Fat Thursday I know, I know. I've been a little "lean" on the quilting posts lately.  That's because I've not been doing a tremendous amount of sewing lately - some, yes, a lot, no. Today we went to Ikea. To keep reading, click here to go to the original blog post.

Fat Thursday

I know, I know. I've been a little "lean" on the quilting posts lately. 

That's because I've not been doing a tremendous amount of sewing lately - some, yes, a lot, no.

Today we went to Ikea.

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