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Making My Polish Girlfriend Feel Like She Is At Home At Christmas


poland_
30 Nov 2010 #31
read this forum... it's plenty of advices here... and this thread repeats them all...

pgtx, your in a feisty mood, this evening...
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010 #32
i'm glad you started it finally after 6 months of dating her...

I've learned many things about her culture, but now I am learning about Christmas a month before, is that so bad???

wow! you're her hero!

read this forum... it's plenty of advices here... and this thread repeats them all...

I'm sure not every thread is unique on this forum, sorry if it bothers you that much. If it does I'm sure you can just read another thread. I've found most of the posters on this forum very helpful so I wont apologize for making this thread!!!
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #33
your in a feisty mood, this evening...

men are like kids, you have to yell so they do it the right way...
Mr Grunwald 29 | 2,014
30 Nov 2010 #34
Is there a Polish shop or a Polish restaurant near you? Trying to do a traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal would be a nice touch.

I would try to do a half-half
A bit of Irish (It's a reason she isn't there anymore?)
and a bit of Polish in case she wouldn't be "overjoyed" :)

But never and I repeat never make Barszcz Czerwony

men are like kids, you have to yell so they do it the right way...

Reminds me of my "Suka" she barks all the fricking time...
Cindy is her name if you were wondering
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010 #35
But never and I repeat never make Barszcz Czerwony

Haha I've had this before, absolutely horrible stuff. Don't think I'd ever try making it. I have some Irish traditions planned for her alright, hopefully she will be surprised.
Mr Grunwald 29 | 2,014
30 Nov 2010 #36
Haha I've had this before, absolutely horrible stuff.

Indeed! I had to eat/drink it in many years in my childhood until I got 13... Then I said: ENOUGH! I protest!! Throw out that yaakhy thing!!! ;p
convex 20 | 3,978
30 Nov 2010 #37
You freak, you don't know what's good!

Made right, barszcz is awesome.
nunczka 8 | 458
30 Nov 2010 #38
PTGX is right.. What could be a better gift for a girl who yearns for her family on Xmas eve?

Wigilia is the answer. You have three weeks to learn and prepare for it..Quit whining and search the web.. It has all the info that you need.
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #39
Haha I've had this before, absolutely horrible stuff. Don't think I'd ever try making it. I have some Irish traditions planned for her alright, hopefully she will be surprised.

Pork U pine, just don't forget that Wigilia ( Christmas day) your Christmas eve is her special day, it is on this day that Poles, exchange gifts and wishes, Christmas in a traditional family in PL, is about family and being together, they do not even drink alcohol on Wigilia. So it is very different to the Brits and Irish, of down the pub back home for Christmas dinner, presents, more booze, TV and waiting to see which member of the family will loose it this year. So when your other half tells you she justs wants to spend no more than 100 Euro on presents, and asks you to go to the church with her. "Actions speed louder than any gift"
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #40
they do not even drink alcohol on Wigilia.

they do!! you can tell, by going to Pasterka at midnight... everybody is toasted and smell like wodka....
Mr Grunwald 29 | 2,014
30 Nov 2010 #41
You freak, you don't know what's good!

Nothing is better then God gammeldags Risengrynsgrøt!


  • Risengrynsgrøt! :)
Jonas_m - | 9
30 Nov 2010 #42
Oh God thats the good stuff!
Thank god my polish girlfriend loves Sweden and Swedish food! :D
Mr Grunwald 29 | 2,014
30 Nov 2010 #43
Thank god my polish girlfriend loves Sweden and Swedish food! :D

!?
Don't compare that heathen land to wonderful Norway!! ;p
OP Pork U Pine 1 | 12
30 Nov 2010 #44
Thanks very much warszawski,you've been a lot of help. I knew that Christmas Eve in Poland is the big day there, so I'm gonna try to make it as special as possible for her even if she is working. Are there any flowers that are associated with Christmas in Poland? Every girl loves flowers but in Ireland they aren't given to others as much as in Poland.
Jonas_m - | 9
30 Nov 2010 #45
!?
Don't compare that heathen land to wonderful Norway!! ;p

fjäll apa! ;P

I come from a small town called Lysekil just a few hours drive from Norway,
and I have to admit that Norway is way more beautiful than Sweden.

And to be on topic I actually helped out my girlfriend make "ears" (dont know the polish word but they are kinda like pierogi) for the beetroot soup (Barszcz Czerwony) at our first christmas together, and it was really nice and special doing something like that together.

Oh and prepare a good speech when breaking the "jesus bread" (white flat large cracker with jesus or maria on it, sorry again dont know the word for it) as you will wish each other nice things so there is a good chance to be romantic! ;)
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #46
Are there any flowers that are associated with Christmas in Poland?

you don't give flowers for Xmas....
feed her, for Christ sake!
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #47
Are there any flowers that are associated with Christmas in Poland?

Not really, flowers are normally associated with birthdays and name days + feb 14. As you mentioned most women like to receive flowers. Good luck with it all.
Maybe 12 | 409
30 Nov 2010 #48
Make sure she can spend an hour talking to her mother on Christmas Eve.

Go to church with her.

And tell her how much you love her, how happy you are that you can be together and that next year you promise you will go to Poland with her.
Damo1973
30 Nov 2010 #49
PGTX you seem to really have something against this guy. He is obviously trying to gather as much information as possible and is new to the whole dating polish people scene. If it's ecause you are feeling lonely at Christmas and jealous then I'm sure there are loads of guys more ten willing!!!
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #50
you seem to really have something against this guy. He is obviously trying to gather as much information as possible and is new to the whole dating polish people scene.

if you take your time and actually READ this forum, you wouldn't stupidly wonder right now...

If it's ecause you are feeling lonely at Christmas and jealous then I'm sure there are loads of guys more ten willing!!!

yes, i'm lonely, jealous and i have a fat ass.... what else?

lol
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #51
Pasterka at midnight... everybody is toasted and smell like wodka....

I thought that was only the drunkards from the street looking for a bit of warmth and a singalong.
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #52
it could be... but that's my memory from Pasterka - smell of alcohol in the air... sad...
and yes, people do drink during Wigilia... :(
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #53
yes, i'm lonely, jealous and i have a fat ass.... what else?

But its a nice fat ass.

You will be in Krakow soon and we will save some snow for you.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
30 Nov 2010 #54
people do drink during Wigilia...

one 'special' bottle in this house. plenty people drink at christmas.
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #55
You will be in Krakow soon and we will save some snow for you.

cool, just don't save the yellow snow... ;)

plenty people drink at christmas.

it looks like they start 12/24 and they sober up 01/01....or so....
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
30 Nov 2010 #56
it looks like they start 12/24 and they sober up 01/01....or so....

that's probably the truth of it in many cases.
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #57
one 'special' bottle in this house. plenty people drink at christmas.

Our family is quite traditional, 12 different dishes, kompot, water, tea with lemon and no alcohol. There is always the extra setting at the table as well.

People do drink at Wigilia, but to my understanding the consumption of alcohol is by those that are celebrating for the sake of celebrating, not following the ritual of Wigilia.
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #58
those that are celebrating for the sake of celebrating

it's because it's cold and snowy outside and they warm up before Pasterka... the tradition says, that you shouldn't drink at Wigilia, right? but it's not nescessary practiced...
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #59
That is why I mentioned initially " traditional"

For Poles, Christmas Eve is a night of magic when animals are said to talk and people have the power to predict the future. It's a time for families to gather and reconcile any differences, and to remember loved ones who have gone before them.

easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/christmaseve/a/Polishxmas.htm
pgtx 30 | 3,157
30 Nov 2010 #60
people have the power to predict the future

really? i didn't know that...hm...

when animals are said to talk

was it at midnight?


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