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Transcript of Poland
geography and climate
38,482,919 (July 2009 estimate)
120,728 square miles (312,685 sq km)
Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
273 miles (440 km)
Poland On the Map
- If you were to travel to from Poland to here it would take nine hours to get there.
- The best time to travel during the year would be from May - September.
- Poland is 6 hours ahead of us.
- Poland is 7249 km from here.
Comparing Food Customs and Etiquette of Poland and Canada
- Dress professionally. Men should wear suits and ties, women should wear dresses or suits but not in bright colours.
- Try a bit of everything , but try it in smaller portions so you can later accept seconds.
- When done eating put knife and fork parallel across the right side of the plate. If you are still eating cross your knife and fork over your plate.
- Shake hands when meeting someone and when leaving, maintain eye contact and smile.
- Don't start eating until the host does.
- Don't bring up the Holocaust or WW2 when socializing.
- Don't give yellow, white or red flowers as a gift, they are used for funerals.
Comparing Food Customs and Etiquette of Poland and Canada
Flags of Poland
Poland has two flags. The first flag has two horizontal strips. The top is white and the bottom strip is red. The second flag is the same as the first flag but it has a polish white eagle on the top strip.
- Similar to other Central European national cuisines.
- Game dishes like, boar, and duck, play a more prominent role in polana than in the United States or Western Europe.
April 1, 1906 - June 15 1984
- Born in Poland but was an
- Immigrated to the United States at an early age and grew up in New York.
- He appeared in more than 80 films and appeared on tv over 100 times.
Important Figures in Poland
Most people living in Poland are part
of the Christian faith. The biggest numbers belong to the Catholic Church. In Poland there are 4 different types of Catholicism, Byzantine-Urkainian, Neo-Uniate, Armerian and Roman Catholics.The most religious parts of Poland are the highlander Podkarpacie region and the Silesia region.
Fun Fact! Poland is the most Catholic Country in Europe.
Polish Strawberry Jam Kolaches
Polish Jam Kolaches are a traditional Polish dessert. It is a traditional Christmas cookie.
We made some for you to try. Hope you enjoy!
Food Beliefs and Attitudes
- When meeting someone give them a firm handshake and a smile.
- Gifts are given for birthday's and Christmas.
- Wait to be shown to your seat.
- Don't begin eating until host does.
- Don't rest elbows on the table.
- Don't give white lilies, they are used at funerals.
- Don't give money or cash as a present.
-one of the best economies in the EU
-economy grew 177 percent from 1989 to 2007
-joined EU in 2004
-euros and polish zloty
-1 Polish zloty = $0.36 Canadian dollars
-labour force by occupation:
agriculture: 12.8% industry: 30.2% services: 57.0%
-machinery and transport equipment
-wheat, apples, rye, frozen vegetables, refined sugar, mushrooms
He was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. He was born in 1838 and he died in 1893.
Religion is deeply intertwined with Polish culture. Christmas is the most important holiday and celebrations last for two and half days. Polish people break a thin a white wafer with all family members. While sharing the wafer everyone makes a wish. November 1st is "All Saints day" where they visit their deceased family in cemeteries. Weddings, funerals and baptisms are influenced by religion.
-when greeting someone you give a handshake, make direct eye contact and smile
-address men with "Pan" and women with "Pani" and their surname
-do not use first names unless they say
-at parties and large gatherings the host will introduce you, starting with women and then moving on to men.
Presents are given at birthdays, name days (birthday of the saint they were named after) and Christmas. Here are some guidelines you should follow:
-do not give expensive gifts (it may embarrass the recipient)
-employees bring cake and champagne to work to celebrate their name day
-its common to give service workers (postal workers, refuse collectors) small gifts at Christmas
-if you are invited to dinner bring flowers, sweets or wine for the hostess
-give an odd number of flowers
-do not give yellow chrysanthemums because they are used for funerals. Do not give white or red flowers, especially carnations and lillies
-gifts are usually opened when recieved
If you are invited:
-you may be expected to take off your shoes
-offer the hostess help with preparing the meal or cleaning up after. Your offer will most likely be turned down out of politeness
-do not ask for a tour of the house
-table manners are the same as Western culture
-wait for the hostess to tell you to start eating
-meals are served famiy style
-toasts are usually made with vodka or other hard liquor
-expect frequent toasts throughout the meal
food and drink
-Pierogi (Polish dumplings)
- Rosół (broth/ chicken soup)
- Gołąbki (cabbage roll)
- Polskie naleśniki (Polish pancakes)
- Śledź w oleju z cebulą (herring in oil with onion)
- Bigos (Hunter’s stew)
- Kotlet schabowy (breaded pork cutlet)
- Poland is a country located in central Europe to the east of Germany.
- Poland lies along the Baltic Sea.
- Most of Poland is low lying and makes up a part of the North European Plain.
- There are many rivers throughout the country, the largest river is Vistula.
- Poland's climate is temperate with cold, wet winters and mild, rainy summers.
- Warsaw, Poland's capital, has an average January high temperature of 0.1°C and a July average high of 23.8°C.
- Crops that are grown in Poland are potatoes, wheat, apples, plums, rye, and all kinds of vegetables.
- About 60 percent of country's total area is agricultural land, which is used for crop cultivation.
Polish people believe that it is bad luck if you spill salt. After you spill salt you have to throw some over your shoulder to clean the bad luck.
At Christmas time in Poland they believe that you should have a clean house when company is over. If your house is not clean you will have a dirty house for the new year to come.
On Christmas they believe that evryone should break the traditional wafer and wish for health, happiness, food and wealth. If you don't do this you may have bad luck for the year to come
Although Poland might seem more formal then you are use to, you will find that Poles are very friendly and traditional. Poles enjoy being around family and having a good time! Hope you guys enjoyed our presentation.
Fun Things about Poland
How to say a few words in Polish
How are you= jak się masz
Poland boasts the most winners of the "Worlds Strongest Man" title
23 National parks in the whole country.
9th largest country in Europe