In Poland bread plays an unique role, is considered also to be the best in Europe. The most popular kind is baked of wheat and rye flours, and is the basis of breakfast diet.
In Poland, the important religious holidays are days free from work
Polish Świętokrzyskie Mountains are among the oldest in Europe
In Poland, questioning someone about how much earns is considered tactless
A popular appetizer to have with vodka are pickles (canned in water with salt and dill)
Popular, typically Polish dish is Russian dumplings – with potatoes, cheese and onion. Their name comes from Ruś (not Russia) – the former Polish province
Poland is the largest producer of apples in Europe
The national sport in Poland is football. However, the representation haven’t had any success’ for years
Among the Nobel laureates there are 17 Poles
The only person honored with the Nobel Prize in two different fields is Polish woman – Maria Curie Skłodowska-. She was given the Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry
Jan Polak Heweliusz was the first one who published detailed maps of the moon
The smallest unit of payment in Poland is grosz. Producing one such coin costs five to eight grosz’s.
Pole Day is a national holiday in Argentina. It is celebrated there on June 8
Oscypek is a smoked cheese prepared from sheep’s milk – characteristic to the Polish mountains
Polish salt mine in Bochnia is the only mining facility in the world functioning continuously since the Middle Ages until today
Groty Kryształowe Reserve in Wieliczka is the first underground reserve in Poland.
The Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 was the second in the world and first in Europe
Bialowieza Forest is the oldest preserved virgin forest in Europe
Skull Chapel in Czerna, is one of three buildings of this type in Europe. The chapel was built from 3000 human skulls and bones. In the crypt under the chapel, there are 30 000 human remains.
In the village Siara under Gorlice Mountains, is founded in 1852, the oldest oil well in the world. Oil is still mined in Poland.
Sabres used by the seventeenth-century Polish hard drive – hussars were recognized by experts as the best-arms.
Poles, are the only ones, who conquered and occupied Moscow. Could not achieve that neither Napoleon nor Hitler.
In Poland, the habit of passing women in the door is still alive
Unofficially, the birdy symbol of Polish is a white stork
In Poland there is a feast of love competing with American Valentine’s Day. Celebrated on Midsummer’s Night is derived from the Slavic tradition
During the Christmas Eve dinner In Poland, those who are gathered around the table, break Christmas wafer. This is typically Polish habit
Oak Bartek, one of the oldest trees in Poland, is about 700 years old
The second world travel agency was established in Wroclaw in 1863
In Poland Marian devotion is very much alive. Mother of God is called even the Queen of Poland
Polish language is considered one of the most challenging in the world
In Poland, humor in of Monty Python style has a huge popularity
In Poland, we adress to the unknown persons as Mrs. / Mr, not “you”
Hot beer with cloves and honey is drunk during the winter in Poland
Polish people sometimes eat pizza with ketchup! In fact, they eat almost everything with it
Winter climbers accomplishments on eight-thousanders is a Polish specialty.
Poles very often use diminutives of words even when it has no logical justification. They also diminutive names in many ways.
9 letters of the Polish alphabet: ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ż, ź you will not find anywhere else – and we have an alphabet based on Latin alphabet!
In Poland, the tradition is to greet the important visitors are with salt, bread and vodka – but in Polish homes you’ll rarely meet this habit. Well, maybe with the exception of vodka 🙂
Potatoes in Poland are very popular addition to the dinner dishes – we could eat them almost every day
Poland is one of the largest European countries
Casseroles on buns is a Polish invention – we would recommend trying, because they are delicious!
In Poland, a popular appetizer is the bread with lard – melted fat, often with bacon
In Poland it is illegal to drink alcohol in public places – parks, squares. The exceptions are restaurants’ gardens
Tipping is not obligatory in Poland, but very welcome
Smoking in public places is banned in Poland. It’s not allowed to smoke in most restaurants also
Poland has right-hand traffic
In Poland, people sometimes greet each other “pulling up” the cheeks three times
Typically Polish dish is bigos – made with sauerkraut and meat. Every housewife has her own recipe.
Polish dish served especially at Christmas are herring in sour cream.
In Poland, the green light at a pedestrian crossing flashes before going off and changing to red
Polish women are considered the most beautiful women in the world – next to the Russians and Ukrainians. Ah, this Slavic beauty!
The most common name for a dog in Poland is Burek (gray-brown)
Geometrically Poland lies in the middle of Europe
Polish tradition is drowning Marzanna on first day of spring. Marzanna is a puppet made of straw that symbolizes the winter. This custom comes from the Slavic tradition.
The highest mountain in Australia is called by name of a the Polish national hero – Tadeusz Kościuszko. It was discovered and named by Polish explorer – Paul Edmund Strzelecki
If in the elevator you press 1, you go to the first floor, which is on the second storey of the building – the first is the ground floor.
The Poles are one of the best educated societies in Europe
Poles love beer – statistically almost every Pole drinks 100 liters of beer per year.
Polish special unit GROM is considered one of the best in the world.
In Wroclaw, operates the oldest restaurant in Europe – it was founded in 1275
On Christmas Eve Poles drink drought – brown compote made of dried plums, apples and pears
A popular dessert in Poland are donuts – balls of yeast dough deep fried, stuffed with jam – preferably made of rose petals. It is sprinkled with sugar glaze or icing
In Polish television, most movies are displayed with the lector reading the text of the dialogue translated into Polish. At the same time, in the background you can hear the original soundtrack