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History of Dzień Kobiet (Women's Day) in Poland:


ifor bach  
8 Mar 2012 /  #1
'International Women's Day' was first celebrated in Poland in 1948, when it was arbitarily imposed by the powers that be from the former Soviet Union, replacing the former Catholic celebration, the feast of Wincenty Kadlubek. Despite its inauspicious origins in the Stalinist period, 'Dzień Kobiet' grew to become accepted by Polish society and is now an integral part of Polish culture.

szczecinian.eu/index.php/2012/03/a-flower-for-ewa-a-short-history-of-dzien-kobiet-womens-day-in-poland/
user1234  
8 Mar 2012 /  #2
Merged: International Women's Day: Who do you give flowers to?

My girlfriend is Polish and lives at home with her mother and sister. I would like to offer her flowers for International Women's Day. What would be the proper thing to do?

- Do I get three bouquets for my girlfriend, her sister and her mom? $75
- Do I get a really big bouquet for all three? $50
- Do I just get a bouquet for my sister? $25

Are there any Polish "mothers" or "sisters" on here that could kindly let me know what is customary on Women's Day?
polishmama  
8 Mar 2012 /  #3
user1234

All of them. Or do you not see them all as women in your life? And don't get carnations. Hope that helps! :)
delphiandomine  
9 Mar 2012 /  #4
‘International Women’s Day’ was first celebrated in Poland in 1948, when it was arbitarily imposed by the powers that be from the former Soviet Union, replacing the former Catholic celebration, the feast of Wincenty Kadlubek. Despite its inauspicious origins in the Stalinist period, ‘Dzień Kobiet’ grew to become accepted by Polish society and is now an integral part of Polish culture.

Hilariously so, in fact. It's quite amusing to watch - those who defend this day are usually the same ones who are very anti-Communist.

It's amusing to see how much the Communists brainwashed the people, even though the people claim otherwise.
jasondmzk  
9 Mar 2012 /  #5
I bought my chick a buttload of carnations and some chocolate. She was thrilled and I felt like a mensch. There's no harm in any of that.
Amathyst  
9 Mar 2012 /  #6
I think I'll give Inernational Womens day a miss, I walked through Piccadilly gardens in Manchester last night and saw banners on the railings pormoting it along with lesbian rights (what rights do they want? Ive got gay female friends who are professionals who are doing just fine without having to tell the world about their sexuality!) and rights to work for famale assylum seekers - all singing something along the lines of "we shall over come" ...oh dear :( If thats what its about its not for me...Besides women bang on about equal rights, lets start an international Mens day!

My other half buys me flowers all the time, he doesnt need an excuse..

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I bought my chick a buttload of carnations and some chocolate. She was thrilled and I felt like a mensch. There's no harm in any of that.

Thats lovely, but you could do that any day of the year, just to show her that she's special :D
JonnyM  
9 Mar 2012 /  #7
lets start an international Mens day!

There already is such a day.
rozumiemnic  
9 Mar 2012 /  #8
I was amazed to receive some virtual flowers from my other half, until I read this thread, I did not know it was a Polish thing.

But I have to agree with Amathyst.
isthatu2  
9 Mar 2012 /  #9
Its not "a Polish thing".
rozumiemnic  
9 Mar 2012 /  #10
I meant it seems more established in Poland than elsewhere, and the posts on this thread backs that up.
isthatu2  
9 Mar 2012 /  #11
How do posts on a Polish forum prove anything? They are not even called the same thing.
isthatu2  
9 Mar 2012 /  #13
whatever.

OMG.....Id call that argument check mate!!!! you win.......

get a life

Wow, the mature debate is flowing from you today......
Try reading a couple of the posts.....the day was imposed on Poland by the Russians...............

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