About Polish Name Days, also known as Nameday.
To the right there is a menu showing other information related to Polish Namedays. You are invited to review what is there.
Below the images is more important Nameday information and explicit explanations of what is in the right side menu.
But since gifts are appropriate, here is a link to Nameday Gifts where you will be shown what is appropriate and find gifts that can be sent immediately by courier to all parts of Poland. They can also be delivered to the UK and other European countries. Go to Nameday Gifts.
Polish name days are extremely important you to remember.
The importance of Polish name day cannot be overstated. In Poland you see the name days for the day posted on television, newspapers, websites, gift shops in flower shops and so on.
Respect for the Polish culture almost demands your focused attention on name days.
Name day celebrants expect calls, at least. If someone who is expected to call does not, you will often hear the a celebrant question what happened.
Having access to a name day calendar is important. Brochures and business cards with name days attached are often found pasted inside cabinet doors or on walls and refrigerators.
You can find a name day calendar at this link.
Gifts are given on name days. But they are not necessary. Most important is that you show that you remember and make a phone call.
Roses are the default gift. One good reason is that, when bought locally, they are relatively inexpensive and fit the occasion. One or two roses is enough because they show that you remembered.
Name day celebrations take different forms. Some people give lavish parties. Others have quiet family gatherings. Regardless of form, the celebrant is normally subjected to a raucous, but friendly, rendition of the song “Sto Lat”. (In large apartment complexes, during the summer when the windows are open, you are likely to hear that song each night.)
In large company offices every day there will be someone with a name day to celebrate. In order to maintain some ability to get work done, such companies often designate one day a week, or month, as the day on which name day celebrations can be held in the office.
We have another page that discusses in full information about the various name day gifts and who should consider buying some of the more expensive gifts. Go to name day gifts.
You can also find that we have posted a name day calendar at this link. Go to name day calendar.
Be sure to bookmark the name day calendar. Go here and add it to your favorites.