Every country has customs that shock and confuse foreigners. Polish people going about their daily business or celebrating special occasions often do things that will make your jaw drop, but are considered perfectly normal here. Culture.pl has started a list of the most surprising Polish habits and invites you to share your culture shocks worthy of outer space. We will then update the list with our readers’ suggestions!
Poland’s most surprising customs usually stem from relics of pagan culture or folk traditions (sometimes combined with religious observances), therefore our own list starts with the pagan roots of Polish culture before moving on to odd eating habits, but feel free to send us anecdotes from any sphere of life.