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What gifts to take? Presents customs in Poland.


wildrover 98 | 4,451
21 Nov 2010 #61
and in my time, it was flowers...

Flowers seem to be the normal gift , in Poland , Belarus , Russia , and Ukraine...but what about male teachers...do they usually get flowers too...?
noreenb 7 | 557
21 Nov 2010 #62
They sometimes get flowers.
Some students give them box of chocolates.
I think Pgtx's ideas are the best.
1jola 14 | 1,879
21 Nov 2010 #63
Sometimes they give them...cars. Sometimes they request things they need, like irons, carpets. You did not do a search, I see.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
21 Nov 2010 #64
Sometimes they give them...cars.

Can somebody give my girlfriend a new Jeep grand cherokee please....?
zetigrek
21 Nov 2010 #65
write to Mr Putin's son (does he has any son?)
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535
21 Nov 2010 #66
It is a custom and EVERY child gives flowers to his/her class tutor.

You didn't read my entire post did you...

By the way ... gifts are more than flowers ... I don't like the concept anyways ...
zetigrek
21 Nov 2010 #67
Nobody likes. Do you really think that those 15 zł I was getting from my parent for flowers each year I wanted to spend on a teacher I hate??

* Zet was clever and was always buying drooped rose for 3 zł *
wildrover 98 | 4,451
21 Nov 2010 #68
write to Mr Putin's son (does he has any son?)

I don,t think he does...i will ask though...
poland_
2 Dec 2010 #69
But its kinda strange to give gifts to a person who might be responsible for your grade

I thought that was the deal?
zetigrek
2 Dec 2010 #70
no. No better marks for flowers. Absolutely not. It's just a custom, nothing more.
poland_
2 Dec 2010 #71
No better marks for flowers

Zeti, maybe if its a 3 Zloty battered rose you don't lol
Seanus 15 | 19,706
3 Dec 2010 #72
What kind of gifts? ;)

Learn from the Bible, gift bearing is good :) :) Love your neighbour, LOL. It doesn't seem to be followed by some here.

I've received gifts before and have always been grateful for that :)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
3 Dec 2010 #73
I took a teacher a present...all the way to Kiev , and got ten days of hot soup...! , well , actually it wasn,t soup . , but it was hot...!
smurf 39 | 1,981
6 Mar 2011 #74
Merged:Women's Day in Poland and Gifts

Int'l Women's Day is this week, is it yet another one of those day when I'll be made buy flowers, chocolates etc?

If it's not a names day its a birthday, or it's mothers day or valentines or etc....

just for a change I wanna get something....
we should start a "buy the foreigner a present day" coz he's always getting stuck buying you presents for meaningless days :P
liliala
6 Mar 2011 #75
There is Boy's Day but I don't remember the date
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
6 Mar 2011 #76
its got fek all to do with buying flowers.......
jonni 16 | 2,485
6 Mar 2011 #77
"buy the foreigner a present day"

A bloody good idea. If you're teaching, don't forget to remind them about Teachers' Day...

Womens' Day has a strong political point about equality and human rights. It may have turned into just giving flowers to women who now get equal pay etc, but still they have more often than not to do a day's work and then go home to do the full housewife thing.

So flowers are nice, really, and forgetting to buy them would be noticed. It also reminds people of Womens' Day, and the reasons for having it as well as keeping it alive round the world, especially in countries where it is very much needed.
poland_
6 Mar 2011 #78
Int'l Women's Day is this week, is it yet another one of those day when I'll be made buy flowers, chocolates etc?
If it's not a names day its a birthday, or it's mothers day or valentines or etc....

U better use it, to prime her up for St Pats so you can go on a large one with the boys...
smurf 39 | 1,981
6 Mar 2011 #79
There is Boy's Day

boom! now we're talkin'......I dont want flowers though.

its got fek all to do with buying flowers...

enlighten me so

Teachers' Day

unfortunately I am yea, if I get presents for teachers day and boys day then I'm ok with buyin herself some dandelions on tuesday :P
skysoulmate 14 | 1,296
6 Mar 2011 #80
There is Boy's Day but I don't remember the date

There's no "Boy's Day", there are however "Days of Men" and the celebrations begin every year on March 9th and go on until March 7th the following year.

PS. I like chocolate! :)

So here's to all the PF women, ladies, girls, madonnas, chicks, princesses, kobiety, dziewczęta, dziewczynki, księżniczki, koteczki, słoneczki, żabki, etc., etc. :-)))
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649
6 Mar 2011 #81
we should start a "buy the foreigner a present day" coz he's always getting stuck buying you presents for meaningless days :P

You can't be serious! Is that going to become the next big holiday that requires buying ****? No no no! We don't need another one. We have enough already. Hope it doesn't come over here.
puella 4 | 172
6 Mar 2011 #82
There's no "Boy's Day"

There is. Just look
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzie%C5%84_Ch%C5%82opaka

30th of September.

In Poland we dn't have Men's Day. Proof here:
pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzie%C5%84_M%C4%99%C5%BCczyzn
PennBoy 76 | 2,436
6 Mar 2011 #83
Int'l Women's Day

Read in Russia there's professional women walking around drunk in their business suits on this day.
smurf 39 | 1,981
6 Mar 2011 #84
to prime her up for St Pats

you're dead right there man, yea I better get a dozen dandelions :)
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
6 Mar 2011 #85
enlighten me so

Ok,so maybe I spoke too soon :)...Its got fek all to do with buying flowers here.....maybe in Poland its been turned into a commercial venture...TBH the only publicity Ive seen for it here in Yorkshire is little flyers for Dzien Kobietta (sp) all flowery and st valentinesy.......so looks like a worthy cause has been turned into naff comercialism in Poland before the UK ....:)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
6 Mar 2011 #86
looks like a worthy cause has been turned into naff comercialism in Poland before the UK

I think Poland had Women's Day before they had International Women's Day. Hence the commercialism has always been here.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
6 Mar 2011 #87
Aha,that explains it then, one of the old communist days...right o,now that you mention it Im sure you are right. But its a shame then that something worthy has got lost in something naff all the same.
Marynka11 4 | 676
6 Mar 2011 #88
Womens' Day has a strong political point about equality and human rights.

I would say the opposite. If a group gets a holiday designated to them IMHO is a way of saying "You are not equal and historically you never were, but we love and cherish you nevertheless". Where is the white man's day, after all?

Especially in communism, the women were cornered into believing they have equal rights, but how many of them actually got to take key positions in the country? Also, it's not a secret, that womens' salaries were essentially lower than men's during that time.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
6 Mar 2011 #89
right,marynka...your talking about Polands commie inspired "womens day"....those of us not dragged up under the reds think of,ironically, "International Womens day"....which as has been pointed out was never a "holiday" or a reason to give flowers but a day to highlight the plight of women in religious and culturally repressed sociaties......
wekkurri - | 1
28 Apr 2011 #90
Flowers are always women's favorite! Just sending them flowers and some little gift at their birthday, wedding anniversary or other holidays will make them ecstatic!

Here is an awesome online florist to recommend, FlowersofChina, which provides high-quality flower product and the one-day delivery service to every city in China.


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