Polish Culture

Culture is the beliefs, values, customs, traditions of life, ways of people that guides their well view and decision making. It is the practice shared by the same group of people that develops over time as a result of imprinting the mind through social and religious structures and intellectual expressions. Culture is passed on from generation to generation. It has the power to influence generation to generation. Also has power to influence health and illness. It is a significant force of shaping beliefs, behavior and giving meaning to experiences.

Gender Roles
Gender roles are changing every day in Poland. Usually in the household, the woman was in charge and made every decision concerning the household. Men are the head of the family, the breadwinner, and rule everything else. However, men will not make any decision without consulting with their wives. Husbands assist with household chores only sporadically. The higher the educational level of the wives, the more men are involved in household duties. Most women have to find jobs because of low incomes and the rising of prices. Due to working mothers opt for partnership in marriage, where the husband shares equally the decision-making and household duties with their wife. Even though women are able to seek jobs and become employed they still haven’t gained much power in political leadership roles in general.
Nutrition and Traditional Diet
Polish people eat about four meals a day. Breakfast is eaten before work and second breakfast is eaten around 11:00am at work. The main meal of the day is dinner which is eaten around 3:00 or 4:00pm. The office hours for most Polish workers are 7:00am to 3:00pm; this is why the main meal follows work. The main meal usually consists of a first course of soup and a hot plate of meat, potatoes, and some vegetable. Then at 7:00pm supper is served. This is usually a cold meal: bread, cheese, ham, cucumbers or tomatoes. Usually a fruit drink is served with dinner and...