Celebrating Your Polish Heritage: A How-to Guide
AVAILABLE AUGUST 2019
Do you know why December 24th is the most important day of the year on the Polish calendar? Or why many Poles celebrate their nameday rather than their birthday? Why are newlyweds always welcomed with bread and salt? If you want to embrace your Polish heritage, this how-to guide will serve as a mini-encyclopedia of Polish traditions. You’ll find the history of numerous holidays and customs together with step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate them into your everyday life.
Celebrating Your Polish Heritage is divided into three sections: Calendar of Polish Festivities; Polish rites of Passage; and Background, Ideas, and Resources. Religious and secular celebrations and milestones are given historical context and their modern-day practice. You’ll find poems, song lyrics, blessings, greetings, baby names, etiquette and numerous lists of resources. This guide makes a wonderful gift for younger Polish Americans seeking to reconnect with their family’s heritage, or as a reference for your Polish-interest library.