www.portsmouth.gov.uk 4 The capital of Poland is Warsaw. Poland shares borders with Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russian Federation (Kaliningrad). Poland is a republic democratic.
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 5 Number of speakers in the world There are over 50 million Polish speakers around the world.
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 7 Currency of Poland Zloty
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 8 Religions in Poland Polish people are usually Roman Catholics Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practising) Eastern Orthodox 1.3% Protestant 0.3% Other 0.3% Unspecified 8.3% Ostromecko kosciol
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 9 Important dates for Polish speakers 1 st January - New Year's Day Palm Sunday Easter Sunday Easter Monday 1 st May - Labour Day 3 rd May - Constitution Day 21 st June - Midsummer, St John Pentecost Sunday Corpus Christi 15 th August - Assumption of Mary 1 st November - All Saints' Day 11 th November - Independence Day 24 th December - Christmas Eve 25 th December - 1st day of Christmas 26 th December - 2nd day of Christmas A name day: A particular day of the year associated with one's given name. The custom originated with the Catholic and Orthodox calendar of saints, where believers were named after a particular saint. In Poland we celebrate Birthdays and NAME DAYS!!!!
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 11 Traditional Food Traditional 'Oscypek' Smoked Polish Cheese Meat and Bigos (Sauerkraut Stew) Zur (Zurek) traditional Polish sour soup with boiled eggs, Polish sausage (kielbasa) and potatoes, served in a plate made from traditional polish bread Gołąbki Polish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls kielbasa-mysliwska-gold Barszcz
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 12 Traditional arts & crafts Polish folklore wooden egg from Tatra Mountains Zakopane Polish folk art Cyganka (gypsy woman) By Olga Boznańska 1888. Wycinanki, Polish paper cut outs
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 13 Language Polish alphabet
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 14 Numbers 1 to 10 DziesięćDziewięć OsiemSiedemSześć PięćCztery Trzy DwaJeden
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 15 Greetings Hello – Cześć Welcome – Witajcie Thank you – Dziękuję Please – Proszę Sorry / Excuse me – Przepraszam Goodbye – Do widzenia Bye – Cześć
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 16 Days of the week Poniedziałek Wtorek ŚrodaCzwartek PiątekSobota Niedziela
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 17 Months of the year StyczeńLutyMarzec Kwiecień MajCzerwiec LipiecSierpieńWrzesień PazdźierniklistopadGrudzień
www.portsmouth.gov.uk 18 Famous landmarks Kraków: Wawel Castle Warsaw -The Palace of Culture and Science The Kraków main square Kraków - The Barbican Malbork castle Gdańsk