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Polish National Anthem Protocol

23 May 2009 /  #1
When the U.S. national anthem is played, it is custom to place the right hand over the heart. What is protocol for a Polish citizen in Poland when the Polish national anthem is played?
Kasiula 1 | 2  
23 May 2009 /  #2
Well, now we place the right hand over the heart too.

Sorry i don't speak English very well.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
23 May 2009 /  #3
There is no directive on this as far as I know. generally Poles stand respectfully and silently at attention and possibly sing along. I have noticed Ukrainian President Yushchenko placing his hand over his heart during the playing of his country's anthem. Years ago, a Polish woman watching Jimmy Carter do this asked whether he had a stomach ache or what.

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