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What is assumption day in Poland?


Lefty 13 | 124  
10 Aug 2009 /  #1
Anybody care to shed some light on this day I have in my calender which I have no idea what it is....
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
10 Aug 2009 /  #2
Assumption day is the day on which we all assume a different position. You are totally free to assume any position you like, but it has to be a different position.

M-G (does this help?)
Tun Phat  
10 Aug 2009 /  #3
Basically it is a religious festival that celebrates the Virgin Mary's ascent to heaven, as a quick google would have told you
OP Lefty 13 | 124  
10 Aug 2009 /  #4
(does this help?)

Perfect.

I will assume you are an idiot on this day ;)

as a quick google would have told you

A quick google search is no fun when you have a forum full of Polish experts to help out.

Thank you.
Tun Phat  
10 Aug 2009 /  #5
If it's fun you're after why didn't you just say!

Type the first 3 letters of assumption into google and it will keep you amused for hours!
Ziemowit 13 | 4,497  
10 Aug 2009 /  #6
A quick google search is no fun when you have a forum full of Polish experts to help out.

Assumption Day is by no means only "Polish". In Polish it's called "Dzień Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny". In Latin they call it "Assumptio Beatae Mariae Virginis in coelum".

Assumption day is the day on which we all assume a different position. You are totally free to assume any position you like, but it has to be a different position.

The new definition of the Assumption Day is quite interesting. It well reflects the shift of the population of Europe from Christianity to laicism in our times. In this respect MareGaea is not an idiot; he feels well the pulse of the modern Europe.
sausage 19 | 777  
15 Aug 2009 /  #7
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Poland - Assumption Day
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
15 Aug 2009 /  #9
A completely bloody pointless one, that's what it is :/
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Aug 2009 /  #10
Could somebody please tell me what holiday it is today in Poland!!

Just another excuse to get drunk and have a day off.
McCoy 27 | 1,269  
15 Aug 2009 /  #11
Could somebody please tell me what holiday it is today in Poland!!

Miracle at the Vistula

(...)was the decisive battle of the Polish-Soviet War, which began soon after the end of World War I in 1918 and lasted until the Treaty of Riga (1921).

The Battle of Warsaw was fought from August 12 to August 25, 1920 as Red Army forces commanded by Mikhail Tukhachevsky approached the Polish capital of Warsaw and nearby Modlin Fortress. On August 16, Polish forces commanded by Józef Piłsudski counterattacked from the south, forcing the Russian forces into a disorganised withdrawal eastward and behind the Neman River. Estimated Soviet losses were 10,000 killed, 500 missing, 10,000 wounded, and 66,000 taken prisoner, compared with Polish losses of some 4,500 killed, 10,000 missing, and 22,000 wounded(...)

more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Warsaw_(1920)

Just another excuse to get drunk and have a day off.

or just another reason to be proud of being polish. all depends.
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Aug 2009 /  #12
or just another reason to be proud of being polish. all depends.

maybe but you guys have so many holidays its really difficult to keep up.
rate - | 2  
15 Aug 2009 /  #13
Sorry, gays. Could, please, help as soon as possible to find the way to Madonna's concert location at Lotnisko Bemowo today. it starts at 17:00.
Wroclaw Boy  
15 Aug 2009 /  #14
Googlemaps.com and im not a gay.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
15 Aug 2009 /  #15
thanks

Asumption day is not exclusive to Poland by the way.
rate - | 2  
15 Aug 2009 /  #16
Thak you a lot. sorry, imeant gays as mates
benszymanski 8 | 465  
15 Aug 2009 /  #17
gays as mates

so you probably meant "guys" - chłopaki
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
15 Aug 2009 /  #18
In the 1930s "the pulse of modern Europe" was fascism, naziism or pro-fascism and pro-naziism, and we all know where that led. Mindlessly going with the flow can be danegrous. Today's decadent, here & now consumption-obsessed, anarcho-libertine Europe may also be heading for disaster. Are trends always better than traditions, fads superior to values and pop icons more reliable than authorities?

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