Thursday, 19 February 2015

Name day or birthday..? what is more important...

20th February 2015



Traditionally, name day celebrations (Polish: imieniny) have often enjoyed a celebratory emphasis greater than that of birthday celebrations in Poland. However, birthday celebrations are increasingly popular and important, particularly among the young as well as the older generation in the new territories gained after The Second World War due to remaining Prussian Protestant influences. Imieniny involve the gathering and socialising of friends and family at the celebrant's home, as well as the giving of gifts and flowers at home and elsewhere, such as at the workplace. Local calendars often contain the names celebrated on a given day.





At my place we only celebrate birthday but we have belonged to Germany for 3 centuries so we have followed German traditions and customs.It is obvious..

10 comments:

  1. Have a good day. Is it a holiday?

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  2. What if you have a very unusual name? Will there be a day to celebrate your name?

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    1. Andrew, in Poland there is a official register of names. So if you want to give a name for your child which is not included in this register you must get a permission from local court or you can give an unusual name but only in the situation where one of parent is foreigner and this name exist in his/her homeland.. It is a rule here..

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  3. we do not do name day in the US.

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    1. But as I know the first calendar which included names was published in US in 1982..

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  4. I do try to help my family remember birthdays, and I send out cards to friends and family. It's always nice to be remembered on your birthday. Each year I put together a calendar on Shutterfly with names and pictures on the dates of birthdays.

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    1. Linda it is a great tradituion in your family the same is in mine

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  5. We celebrate birthdays here.

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    1. Pat the same at my region only birthdays..

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