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Son's First birthday - Poland tradition celebration?

LilMommy 1 | -  
11 Nov 2009 /  #1
HI it's my son's first birthday on the 16 th of Nov. I was wondering what are some polish traditions I should be celebrating with him???
1jola 14 | 1,879  
11 Nov 2009 /  #2
Birthday cake with one candle. You know it is more for you than for him, but he will enjoy it also. This tradition is repeated every year. :)
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
11 Nov 2009 /  #3
An old Polish tradition on the 1st birthday is to set the baby on a carpeted floor. Round him/her should be equidistantly arranged: a book, a banknote, a rosary and a vodka glass (kieliszek). The thing the baby reaches for first is supposed to foretell its future (intellectual, business tycoon, priest/nun or drunk). Naturally it's all tongue in cheek but it does provide the family with a bit of diversion.

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