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Poland

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Poland's location is in central Europe. The land area is 304,465 sq km, the water area is 8,220 sq km, and the total area is 312,685 sq km.The bordering countries are Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. The natural resources are coal, copper, natural gas, silver, lead and salt. The capital is Warsaw and the most common hazard is flooding. The Poland flag is red and white. The terrain is mostly flat plain and mountains along the southern border.
Facts
A Polish student named Teo Grynberg wakes up at 6:45am and eats breakfast. At 7:30 he leaves his house for the subway station. He takes the subway to school each day by himself. At 8:00 his classes begin. The first lesson is music. At 8:50 his second lesson is computers. At 9:40 Polish language class starts. At 10:30 English class begins. They learn grammar and vocabulary words in English. At 1:00 he goes to the pool. Then, he eats his lunch. At 3:30 he takes the subway home and does his homework. At 5:00 his dad drives him to Warsaw for art class. Then, he eats dinner. At 8:30 he plays on the computer or reads and then goes to bed.
The Daily Life of a student in Poland
Christmas in Poland
Christmas Traditions
The Polish school year starts on September 1st. Lessons usually start around 8:00. The worst grade in Poland is a 1 and the best is a 6. Each lesson is a different subject. In Poland there are 5-20 minute breaks between subjects. The 20 minute breaks are usually snack breaks
School
Poland
Polish School
For breakfast polish people eat alot of foods the United States eats. They eat waffles, pancakes, cereal, sausages, fruit, eggs, cheeses, pastries and omelets. Lunch in Poland is like their dinner. They eat a main course with a side of soup. Some soups are Chlodnik Litewski which is cold yogurt and beetroot soup served with a hard boiled egg, originally from Lithuania, Zurek which is sour rye soup with potatoes, sausage, or an egg, Barszcz Czermony which is beetroot soup with vegetables and sour cream or served clear with dumplings and Krupnik which is barley soup with a bit of vegetables and smoked meat. Some main courses are Golabki which is cabbage stuffed with meat or meat and rice and Fasolka po Bretonsku which is bean and sausage stew with tomato sauce. Some dinner foods are Bigos, Kotlet Schabowy, and Pierogies. Bigos are a long-simmered meat and it is considered the national dish of Poland. Kotlet Schabowy is a polish variety of pork breaded cutlet coated with breadcrumbs. Pierogies are dumplings of unleavened dough.
Food
Activities/Cities
Zurek
The Christmas tree is a popular decoration
On Christmas they keep their house clean inside and outside because they believe if it is clean on Christmas then it will remain clean for the rest of the year.
Christmas and Santa Clause are not celebrated on the same day. Santa Clause Day is celebrated on December 6th.
On Christmas we don't believe that if it is clean it will remain that way for the whole year.
Christmas and Santa Clause are celebrated on the same day, December 25.
Poland U.S
Traditions for Other Holidays

Polish Name Day

On this day Polish people over the age of 13 with the same name celebrate their "Name Day".
Smingus Dyngus
On this day it is a tradition to try to pour water on friends and family.
Women's Day
celebrated on March 8th.

Polish Name Day
US doesn't celebrate Name Day.
Smingus Dyngus
US doesn't celebrate Smingus Dyngus
Smingus Dyngus
Poland U.S
Housing
Polish houses are usually two stories high. Some Polish families share a house with one or two generations. Polish families are used to living in tight spaces and keep things very organized. The houses have 4 windows, 2 doors, a couple bathrooms, one kitchen, and rarely has a basement. Zakopane, a city in Poland, has wooden houses and churches.
Clothing
Traditional Polish folk costumes vary by region but are typically brightly colored and decorated with embroidery. Poland's folk costumes are sometimes still worn for special occasions, like weddings, or in the most rural parts of Poland by members of the older generations. Traditional dress in Poland varies by region.
Climate
April
May
June
The temperature of April, in Warsaw, is around 56°F throughout the month, exceeding 74°F or dropping to 40°F.
The temperature of May, in Warsaw, is around 65°F throughout the month, exceeding to 80°F or dropping to 50°F.
The temperature of June,in Warsaw, is around 71°F throughout the month, exceeding 82°F or dropping to 58°F.
Krakow- there is a mine entirely made out of salt there, which was built in the 13th century.
Torun- found in 1213, and it is known for gingerbread cookies.
Malburk- there is one of the biggest Gothic castles in the world, in Malburk.
Warsaw- has Copernicus Science Centre
National Stadium and Warsaw Palace of Culture there. 85% of Warsaw was destroyed but rebuilt exactly the same.
Zakopane- In summer it is very popular with hill walkers and mountain climbers and in winter it is popular with the winter sports enthusiasts.
Salt Mine in Krakow
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