Common things between Poles and Azerbaijanis
Some days ago I was reading some facts about Poland which totally reminded me of my country and I thought that it can be interesting to gather them and write about them. So here I share some facts or habits that are same in Azerbaijan and Poland.
1. Refusing is considered polite- when people are visiting you , they refuse to drink or to eat at your home.Even if they are hungry or starving, they consider it to be rude to agree on getting meal or drink for the first time someone asks. If you are host, you need to ask second or third time to make sure they don’t really want anything or they were just being polite.
Some people share their experiences about this topic saying that in another countries sometimes when someone offered them something and refused just to be polite even if then wanted, but then they didn’t offer it again. And this is totally related to culture and traditions in my opinion.
It’s totally same in Azerbaijan, even if we are at our close relative’s house, we never accept eating for the first time
2.Hospitality- according to my personal experience polish people are so hospitable and when you visit them, they try to make food for you and give you warm, friendly environment. This tradition is also same in my country. When someone visits you, it doesn’t matter how many of them there are , we prepare food and we try to make them have fun and spend good time.
3. Home parties – after spending 6 months in Poland I realized that polish people prefer partying with their friends and flat which is similar to my country. We don’t even have a lot of clubs or bars because we don’t have party tradition. In Azerbaijan you can see a few people who are going to the clubs or discos.
That’s all information that I know but I am sure that we have other similarities ,too. I will keep discovering and sharing.:)
Chichak from Azerbaijan, volunteer in Zespół Szkół specjalnych nr 4 in Sosnowiec.
The project is co-funded by European Solidarity Corps.