Polish American Culture

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Dzień dobry! – hello! Polish culture is very unique, and interesting. The people picked of some of their culture from Germany, while the Germans occupied the country, but ultimately adpated it, and make it their own. The popluation of 38 million people has found a way in the maritime climate of the west and continental climate of the east, to develop a culture that is their own. Their practices include being avid sports fans, folk music, and their special holidays, including independence day, are all very important to the daily life. My family has a direct tie to the culture, because my dad and his parents immigrated to the United States, and I am a naturalized citizen. While we have mantianed some practices from Poland, we have adpated to …show more content…
The Polish love sports, they enjoy a variety of sports, including track and field, basketball, boxing, fencing, footoball, swimming, volleyball and weightlifting. Folk music is also a very important factor in life in Poland. There is lots of folk music, and it is found all around the country. Holidays are also very special in Poland. When they regained their indepedence on November 11, 1918, it became an important national holiday. As timeanddate.com says in an article on independence, „Independence day is an offical public holiday in Poland... There is trade prohibition on public holidays in Poland.” On independence day, people celebrate big, they have parades and dance in the streets. The practices in Poland are very unique and special to that …show more content…
My dad and his side of the family was born and for the most part raised in Poland, even though he left the country before he was even in kindergarten. My brother and I, because we have some Polish DNA, are naturalized citizens. We have eve been to where my dad’s family is from and visited family. I know a few Polish words, and hope to learn more. Every year, we have a traditional Polish Christmas time meal on Christmas eve. The meal consists of borscht, a traditional beet soup, pierogi, which are essentially Polish dumplings, a fish, because up until Christmas day they are not allowed to eat red meat. We enjoy watching sports like the Polish do, we like to watch basketball, and swimming. We even do this sports! My family also eats a lot of Polish foods. We eat pierogi monthly, and my dad fries porkchops, occassionally we eat sausages. Alothough no one else likes it, my dad likes to eat beets and sauerkraut. We also go to Polish resturants and enjoy the traditional food. As staypoland.com says, „Poles boast that their two basic products are bread and sausages. The most typical ingredients used in Polish cuisine are sauerkraut, beetroot, cucumbers, sour cream, mushrooms, sausage and smoked sausage. In someways we are like a Polish family, but I think, through my mom, our family has become more

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