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Poland Poland? Why not! Slide 2 Poland- the heart of Europe Slide 3 Where is Poland? Slide 4 The flag of Poland Slide 5 The emblem of Poland Slide 6 The capital of Poland and the biggest city in Poland Slide 7 Warsaw Slide 8 Poland is a democratic country Our parliament and senate Slide 9 Our President Bronisaw Komorowski Prime Minister Donald Tusk Slide 10 What about Poland? A About 38.000.000 people live in Poland now Slide 11 What about Poland? T The Polish currency is Zloty (PLN) Slide 12 What about Poland? Our national language is Polish Slide 13 Poland in the European Union W We joined the European Union on 1st May 2004 Slide 14 Poland in NATO W We joined NATO on 12th March 1999 Slide 15 6th of January - EPIPHANY it is a public holiday in Poland t commemorates two events recorded in the Bible: the three wise mens visit to baby Jesus and Jesus baptism. it commemorates two events recorded in the Bible: the three wise mens visit to baby Jesus and Jesus baptism. some Catholic families write the letters: K + M + B and the date of the current year on their front door. some Catholic families write the letters: K + M + B and the date of the current year on their front door. Slide 16 we adopted this holiday from western countries it is popular especially among young people who send cards to each other and give small gifts to their beloved 14th of February Walentyki (Valentine's Day) Slide 17 FAT THURSDAY The last Thursday before the Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. We eat a lot of doughnuts and so-called faworki (Polish special pastry) Slide 18 8th WOMENS DAY This tradition is celebrated every year by men who give flowers or gifts to women Slide 19 1 st April Prima Aprilis Prima Aprilis (April Fools Day) (April Fools Day) - Its not a national holiday - Many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. Slide 20 Easter - - It is most important and oldest holiday of the Christianity. On Easter Eve we paint and decorate eggs and we go to church to bless them. On Easter Sunday we have traditional Easter breakfast. Slide 21 Dyngus Day or Wet Monday. It is a wonderful day of fun. Easter Monday is called Dyngus Day or Wet Monday. It is a wonderful day of fun. People, especially kids, sprinkle each other with water. Slide 22 Day of the mother On that day they are usually given greetings cards, with flowers by own children. National holiday of May the third Polish public holiday get around of 3 May, into the anniversary of passing of Constitution 3 of May. Slide 23 Corpus Christi 9th Thursday after Easter This is a Catholic Church Holiday. At the end of the Mass in Church, it is customary to have a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament Slide 24 SUMMER HOLIDAYS All students are waiting for them. They take 2 months July and August Slide 25 15th of August Assumption of Mary it is a public holiday in Poland others may call the holiday the feast of Our Lady of Herbs and bouquets of pleasant smelling herbs are taken to churches. Slide 26 SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER Slide 27 1st September o we start the school year 30th September o we celebrate the Boys Day o the girls give boys gifts and make wishes. Slide 28 October On 1st October some children and teenagers celebrate Halloween as it is in most countries Polish children dress up in scary costumes, usually at schools parties, and make pumpkin lanterns Slide 29 November In November the Polish celebrate: 1st Nov - All Saints Day when we light candles on the graves of our loved ones. 11th Nov The Independence Day - The most important Polish national holiday by the recovery in 1918, after 123 years of partition, independence. Slide 30 29th Jan- Andrews, a day before St. Andrew Day is specially suitable for magic that reveals a young woman's future husband or that binds a future husband to her. There is a popular custom that we pour hot wax from a candle through a key hole into cold water. Slide 31 December This month the most important holidays for the Polish are: 6th December - Santa Claus brings the children gifts. 24 th December on Christmas Eve we meet up with loved ones at Christmas dinner and share the wafer. 31st December - as in all countries we celebrate New Year's Eve