Poland Rough Draft Poland is a country with colorful traditions, low poverty rates, and a dark

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Poland Rough Draft Poland is a country with colorful traditions, low poverty rates, and a dark history. The past and present events have molded and shaped this country into a unique nation with many possibilities. Poland is located in the north-eastern region of Europe bordering Germany, Ukraine, and Austria. Geographically, Poland has a coastline on the Baltic Sea and is otherwise surrounded by land. This realm has old and new mountain ranges, lakes carved out by glaciers, flat plains, lush forests, and white coastline beaches. Poland became an independent country in 1918 and has had to regain its independence several times since. This country is rich with culture, tradition, and identity. Poles are outgoing and during the first few…show more content…
Also, paper cut outs from Poland is renowned throughout the world for their artistic ingenuity which is shown in the large party. In Poland, name day is more important than someone’s birthday. An individual’s name day is a celebration of a Pole with the same name as that of a Catholic saint and almost all Poles share a name.“Unlike most other nations, the people of Catholic Poland tend to attach more importance to the feastday of their patron saint than to birthdays” (Strybel). It is important for Polish people to remember name days (a person saint day). Poles over the age of thirteen with the same name, celebrate their “Name Day”. Name days are celebrated with drinking, dancing, and feasts with family and close friends. This anniversary is important for Poles and like no other culture; it is celebrated equally among gender. “Toasts are raised “Za zdrowie solenizanta or solenizantki” (“To the health of the nameday celebrator”). The host reciprocates with: “Zdrowie milych gosci” (“To the health of our amiable guests”)” (Strybel). Poland is the 34th largest country in the world. As of July 2013, around 38 million people live in Poland and 97.8% of the population speaks Polish. The other languages spoken are German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, and unspecified 2.7% The life expectancy is eight years higher in females than in males. This can be because of

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