Flowers in Poland - for Weddings and the First Communion (I) - Polish CultureAs I already mentioned in several previous articles how important are flowers especially for dating , weddings and the all Saints Day. Flowers are very popular and used for many occasions in Poland. It is impolite to be invited to somebody's house and do not bring a bouquet of flowers, especially in summer when flowers are really cheap.
Flowers are usually bought in uneven numbers. Typical bouquets do not have more than 3-5 flowers, sometimes just one - but they are just wonderfully decorated with eucalyptus, evergreen or another kind of decorative "grass".
Numerous greenhouses were built, especially new big cities. Flowers are grown there for the whole year to meet demands of Poles. Flower industry was one of the first that was almost completely privatized during communistic times. Maybe this is why one could always buy flowers but not necessarily other food products. Read more about food problems during comunism.
Poles are mainly Catholics as you know probably from our article about John Paul II, Polish pope.
Read about Flowers for All Saints Day, Funerals and other occasions. Read also about Polish National Flowers - Red Poppies from Monte Cassino
written by Jagoda Urban-Klaehn, November 24, 2003 (article #142)
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