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Good account of Poland's Andrzejki?


ifor bach 11 | 152
27 Nov 2012 #1
Is this a good account of 'Andrzejki'?

szczecinian.eu/2012/11/andrzejki-saint-andrews-day-in-poland/
Marysienka 1 | 195
27 Nov 2012 #2
"andrzejki" is for girls and "Katarzynki" is for boys to "predict future". And mostly the last Saturday before Advent is called "Andrzejki" and is an opportunity for a celebration. For kids at primary schools, teenagers , young adults and up to elderly people on "dancing".
whatever - | 2
27 Nov 2012 #3
avoid city centres at this time coz pubs are crammed
TommyG 1 | 361
27 Nov 2012 #4
Why avoid them? When in Rome:D
Kamila Polish - | 6
28 Nov 2012 #5
Merged: What is the Polish Andrzejki night?

Let Martin and Anka explain this element of Polish culture - polishpodcasts.com/2012/11/28/breaking-news-martin-and-anka-are-getting-married-2013
smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Nov 2012 #6
Why did you ask a question when you knew the answer? Spamming isn't cool.
Kamila Polish - | 6
28 Nov 2012 #7
Maybe you want to learn an answer of this question in Polish language?
zetigrek
28 Nov 2012 #8
If you want to teach people what Andrzejki are, give the answer here!
smurf 39 | 1,981
28 Nov 2012 #9
Maybe you want to learn an answer of this question in Polish language?

Maybe I'd go to the Polish language section if I wanted to do that. :P
Marysienka 1 | 195
30 Nov 2012 #10
So today is "Andrzejki". Are you going to celebrate Andrzej's nameday and the last days before Advent? Are you going to predict your future?
Rysavy 10 | 308
30 Nov 2012 #11
Made dumplings but I had mostly blanks so not sure if that would ..lol mess it up. Throw a shoe, get the first dumpling- I'm done for my family tradition ^_^. It's just me now anyway.
amiga500 2 | 967
11 Nov 2021 #12
Merged:

Zabawa Andrzejkowa/St Andrews Day



I got invited to Zabawa Andrzejkowa/St Andrews Day at our local Polonia, and was wondering if anyone has any knowledge on the history and customs of this event. From the invite graphic it seems it has some sort of Pagan influence , with debauchery involved?

Adrzejka
amiga500 2 | 967
11 Nov 2021 #13
this is what i found. nice maybe i will score a wife at the event
"In Poland, the holiday Andrzejki is celebrated on the night of the 29th through 30 November. Traditionally, the holiday was only observed by young single girls, though today both young men and women join the party to see their futures.

Here husbandless women believe they are able to predict their future husband's occupation by pouring hot wax through a keyhole into water - the wax forming to resemble the shape of their occupation."
pawian 182 | 16,861
11 Nov 2021 #14
if anyone has any knowledge on the history and customs of this event.

15 or even 10 years ago I could show you amazing photos from the day`s celebration in my school, including all customs one by one. However, nowadays students aren`t interested in it anymore. Why?

husbandless women believe they are able to predict their future husband

Today girls want to excel in education, not at predicting their husbands.
pawian 182 | 16,861
11 Nov 2021 #15
First of all, you need to pour liquid wax through a keyhole onto water - the shape it takes is a good or bad omen.



pawian 182 | 16,861
11 Nov 2021 #16
Secondly, don`t look at the first names when you pierce the paper heart with a pin on the other side - the name you pinpoint is going to be your partner.



pawian 182 | 16,861
11 Nov 2021 #17
Thirdly, walk the left shoes across the entire house towards the exit - the owner of the shoe which touches the threshold first will get married as first.





Paulina 13 | 2,226
11 Nov 2021 #18
We did that thing with shoes at school :) I also remember peeling an apple at home and throwing that one long peel behind me - it was supposed to form the shape of the first letter of a name of the future boyfriend or husband.
Lenka 3 | 2,826
11 Nov 2021 #19
We did that thing with shoes at school

Same here :)

I also seem to remember something about putting names under pillow and taking one out in the morning. The one taken out will be future husband
pawian 182 | 16,861
11 Nov 2021 #20
We did that thing with shoes at school

I saw it with my own eyes that is why I mentioned it. :):)

Another game: write first names with lemon juice on pieces of paper, then keep them over a candle to see the name of your future partner.



Paulina 13 | 2,226
11 Nov 2021 #21
I also seem to remember something about putting names under pillow and taking one out in the morning.

Yes, yes...! I remember that one too :)) Names written on pieces of paper, I think...

The only custom that was continued in our family after I became a teen was the one in which you were pouring hot wax through a keyhole, because it created cool shapes on the water and so was most fun, I guess. Mainly me and my female cousins did that though (when we were visiting our grandma in the countryside) and the problem was with finding a traditional key with a keyhole.
amiga500 2 | 967
13 Nov 2021 #22
It seems this holiday came from the Scots, due to the Scottish migration during the time of Queen Maria Sobieska and Charles Edward Stuart. Saint Andrew is the national saint of Scotland and which is why Scotland has an X in their flag. (St Andrew was crucified on an X shaped cross.) St Andrews Day is a time of merriment and partying in scotland, i wonder if this applies to to Poland as well, though with young women looking for husabands that is a given.
jon357 69 | 18,445
13 Nov 2021 #23
i wonder if this applies to to Poland as well,

Very much so. It's not as big in Scotland now as then though.

pouring hot wax through a keyhole

Basically scrying, a tried and tested occult technique.


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