Polish hospitality


Polish hospitality is already legendary and is coming not around of today’s times, but from the period of Sarnatia, small manor houses of a gentleman and revelling. Accepting every passenger up to the roof decided about the usual civilities and the hospitality was simply an indication of the honour. To today for Poles this revelling stayed in blood, and they using it at every chance.

Birth of the hospitality

Birth of the tradition

On any pretext  old wealthy noblemen ordered to kill piglets or the game on which then they were feeding, they filled honey up and they banqueted to fallen even for a few days. Conditions which ruled then, great distances between small manor houses, arduous travels required accepting passengers in houses and since Poles liked to banquet and to play, every such passing visit became the pretext to the food, drinking and listening to music. Poland doesn’t belong to countries about the hot climate, and winter gusty weathers and wild animals also ordered to give shelter to passengers. Normal boredom was still a different reason. Poland then abounded in game as well as it didn’t sort the food, the gentry bored the rally oneself sitting a long way from the rich world and living from day to day. Guests from world constituted perfect variety. A little bit differently it was in villages, where riches it was rather hard to search but also there peasants up to the roof accepted grandfathers roaming around and they gave as far as possible them the bowl of warm soup.

Bread and salt - the hospitality symbols

Polish honour

It is hard to say what the most decided the profusion of the good that every transient guest was being given out but probably an honour of a gentleman played a significant role. Every guest had to be so invited that for ages he remembered the visit in the small manor house. Tables had to bow under the weight of the food. On arriving into thresholds of a gentleman at least a few species of the grapevine have always waited. If the host wouldn’t treat to his best alcoholic beverages, and what’s more in a few kinds, they would have recognised it as too despicable taking the person had staying. This cramming the table remained in our tradition to today, and principle “cram oneself and put” is functioning still in our houses.

Heavily laden table is a sign of hospitality for the Poles

World on the run

The reality of the today’s life changed much. Few is already working from 7 to 15, and in pursuit of money and any relative prosperity everyone is taking on the work beyond the norm, often with cost of contacts with the family and familiar. Moreover the development of television techniques, the telecommunications, modern home cinemas cause that contacts are still more being limited. In spite of this running in contemporary world we are still finding the time for shared festive meetings with the family, still we are celebrating anniversaries, the name day, the birthday and jubilees, and for more play, eating and drinking, all the better and all the better then play.

Highlanders are particularly hospitable

Polish hospitality and Europeans

Poles have the tolerance and the hospitality in blood and there is probably no second country on the continent where it is so easy to become assimilated with the local population. Outside few regions about the dense, separate and unavailable even to countrymen culture foreigners are always welcome. In Polish reality nobody will suggest coming across in the café, not even the hotel accommodation but he will invite to home, he will put suppers and he will still give the own bed back. The foreigner in our country is feeling at home. Nobody is looking around for him in the street and Russians settling at us, Dutchmen, Italians, Englishmen, Scotsmen, Danes, Czechs or Germany quickly will recognize Poland as the adopted country.

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