Category Archives: Traditions

Valentines Day

Today is lovers day,
I think in many countries we celebrate this in different ways.

Valentines day

In Poland it’s kind a commercial holiday, there is many hearts around the streets, in shops are baloons and ads asking “Have you bought present for your true love?” I don’t like it at all,

In my school we have “Valentines Post Office” we can send a letter with romantic poem to our love from other class.
My friends also give to their girlfriends or boyfriends small gift, card or chocolates (But girls are not always happy when get chocolates “We will become fat!” some could say ;)  )
I think many couples is going for romantic walk or dinner, sometimes watch a movie in the cinema or at home.

I think I should say that we don’t send letters and give gifts only to our loves, It’s common to send it to your best friend. I recived a valentines gift from my good friend Ania and I sent to her something too.

~Kate

In Japan, of course couples celebrate Valentine’s Day. if you have a boyfriend, i think you will definitely give chocolate to him.
but we have another way how to spend this day! i think it is a little weird. some students exchange chocolates, cookies or something even among friends, no boys! i haven’t give it to guys for a few years, because i don’t have any guy who i like! haha
so i made many chocolates and cookies for my friends yesterday! and then, i exchange them each other at school (: everything i was given looked nice and was really good!!!
i didn’t take some pictures of them sry!

we have ‘White day’ on March in japan.

Valentine’s Day is a day when normally girls give chocolates to boys, and White Day is a day boys give something to girls in return!
~Minako

Gdy cię nie widzę, nie wzdycham, nie płaczę,
Nie tracę zmysłów, kiedy cię zobaczę;
Jednakże gdy cię długo nie oglądam,
Czegoś mi braknie, kogoś widzieć żądam;
I tęskniąc sobie zadaję pytanie:
Czy to jest przyjaźń? czy to jest kochanie?

[A. Mickiewicz]
When I can’t see you, I don’t sight nor cry,
I don’t loose my mind when you are so far
But when I don’t meet you too long time,
I miss something, I want to see someone;
And missing I’m asking:
Is it friendship? or is it love?
[translation: Kate]

 

 
 

How do Polish spend New Year Day?

So now I’m going to write about Polish New Year day traditions, if we really have it.

Many polish spend this day with family and close friends, eating food, singing and talking.
Part of people in Poland have big party, at home or night club.
Few spend it alone, we call it “Sylwester z dwójką” it’s when you don’t go anywhere and just watch New Years TV programs.
When it past 00:00 we open a bottle of champagne, it’s only day when parents let children drink a glass of champagne.But we have non alcochol champagne for children too.

Then we go outside let fireworks ^^

There is nothing special :(