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


Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
30 Nov 2010 #61
not following the ritual of Wigilia.

Wigilia is taken very seriously in this house. i can't account for the bottle as i've never asked. plenty of church going (private) students have expressed the same in conversation. however, plenty more have denied the bottle.

it might have something to do with the traditions of families from the east, Poland/Ukraine.

Kutia is another thing you'll see in these parts, but not all others.
poland_
30 Nov 2010 #62
cool, just don't save the yellow snow... ;)

lol

was it at midnight?

Maybe just before church, by the smell of it...
Marynka11 4 | 675
1 Dec 2010 #63
it's because it's cold and snowy outside and they warm up before Pasterka...

I always thought it's because Śledzik lubi pływać (the herring likes to swim)
poland_
1 Dec 2010 #64
Every girl loves flowers

One thing you should know about giving flowers to Polish women, the number is important, you only give odd numbers, like 1, 7,9,11,13, or 15 roses ( or flowers ) watch you girlfriend the first thing she will do is count them, it is unlucky to give an even number.Also make sure you are calling her by the diminutive form of her name, example Beata - Beatka or Joanna - Joasia.
bimber94 7 | 254
1 Dec 2010 #65
Yep, plenty of booze at Xmas here too (if it wasn't for the kids I wouldn't bother :-D)
From today December 1st, in UK, all the decorations are up; at least two weeks before Poland, so it's comparatively more miserable in Poland, and more of a joie de vivrein UK.

Also, we Brits send out our Xmas cards as from the first week of December, so here's mine to you all:

youtube.com/watch?v=IuqcK3TIrek
Teffle 22 | 1,321
1 Dec 2010 #66
For Poles, Christmas Eve is a night of magic when animals are said to talk and people have the power to predict the future

WTF ?!?!

From today December 1st, in UK, all the decorations are up

Really? Is that a kind of commonly accepted date for this?

Not in Ireland anyway. I don't know anyone who has their stuff up yet. I think maybe the 8th might be a bit of a date for that but it's not nationally observed or anything.

Might put our tree up some time over the weekend.
bimber94 7 | 254
1 Dec 2010 #67
Animals talking? Sound like the Poles OD on makowiec :-D
poland_
1 Dec 2010 #68
WTF ?!?!

easteuropeanfood.about.com/od/christmaseve/a/Polishxmas.htm
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
1 Dec 2010 #69
animals do speak with human voices at midnight, but no-one hears them because they are at midnight mass and pets are left at home.
pgtx 30 | 3,157
1 Dec 2010 #70
animals do speak with human voices at midnight

yep, with human inner voice... i wonder how many bad words they know...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
1 Dec 2010 #71
well, if u only get to speak once a year and the household has just nipped off to church... i'd imagine it's quite a few.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
1 Dec 2010 #72
Making My Polish Girlfriend Feel Like She Is At Home At Christmas

Take her to midnite Mass, then home, fry some pierogi, bring out vodka and pivo, then give her nice, fresh kielbasa.
bimber94 7 | 254
1 Dec 2010 #73
Wait a second! What do you mean by...errr... kiełbasa?
pgtx 30 | 3,157
1 Dec 2010 #74
then give her nice, fresh kielbasa.

or a little sledzik....
talli
1 Dec 2010 #75
men are like kids, you have to yell so they do it the right way...

No you must never yell at kids, simply lead by example. Only chavs yell.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
1 Dec 2010 #76
i wonder how many bad words they know...

My Polish cats know all the English bad words....
pgtx 30 | 3,157
1 Dec 2010 #77
i thought they only know this one line: please don't fart, we can't breathe... ? ;)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
1 Dec 2010 #78
I never fart near my cats....i love them...
THE HITMAN - | 236
1 Dec 2010 #79
Making My Polish Girlfriend Feel Like She Is At Home At Christmas.

Ask her to remove the cap off your bottle of beer with her teeth, turn the TV to a football channel, then tell her to go and wash the dishes, ..... after she finishes ironing your shirts.

That should do it.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
2 Dec 2010 #80
Making My Polish Girlfriend Feel Like She Is At Home At Christmas

Take all the screws out of the electric sockets...so that when you pull a plug out the socket comes out of the wall...that will make her feel at home...
Ashleys mind 3 | 456
2 Dec 2010 #81
Um, couldn't she just enjoy an Irish Christmas...?

Don't worry, if you stay together, you'll be having LOTS of Polish Christmasses in the future. :)

Life's about adapting.
Irish Rover
20 Jan 2012 #82
Im Irish, I simply mixed the two traditions of our countries/families traditions(realised how much traditions Ireland actually does not have). But we made pierogi and she got hay!, they put it under the doilies or something and whoever gets the longest string of hay gets luck for an entire year or something :) also she may have been lying but they open their presents on christmas eve and eat seafood for a christmas meal, I objected to this one, hate seafood haha I just made Irish coffee and we got hammered on whiskey and vodka- truly mixing the traditions there lol
pawian 176 | 13,997
5 Sep 2020 #83
(realised how much traditions Ireland actually does not have).

What? Do you mean the secularization of Ireland was so quick? I still remember reading articles in communist press in 1980s about Irish strict abortion laws.

she may have been lying but they open their presents on christmas eve

Yes, it is true. Waiting till next day`s morning is silly.

we got hammered on whiskey and vodka- truly mixing the traditions there lol

Getting hammered on Christmas Eve is practiced in pathological families where alcohol is a big problem.

eat seafood for a christmas meal, I objected to this one, hate seafood haha

Yes. Fish is also seafood. Look below:





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