As a foreigner living in Poland I have long wondered why so many gatherings of men in the 'picnic areas' in forests? in my home country there would be guys and girls......but here it is just men always just the men???
That's a Polish thing, in the summertime it's a fire with guys standing around with beer and laughing. In the winter it's a kulig with horses pulling sleighs to an area where a fire is started to stand around, drink vodka and laugh about stuff. It's more or less like a guys night out, to get away from their women for a while.
gatherings of men behind the local Straz and behind the local village shops???
Well women wouldn't hang by stores with a bunch of men drinking beer cause it would make her look bad, like some *****.