Polish Etiquette

"Savoir Vivre" in Poland

Polish etiquette does not differ much from other European countries but there are differences between North America and Europe.

  • When greeting someone, you often kiss them on the cheek - one or three times
  • Kissing a woman on the hand is very polite
  • Younger passengers should give their seat to elderly passengers on public transportation
  • A pregnant woman should also get priority seating on public transit
  • When one is giving flowers, it should be without the wrapping paper
  • A man gives way to a lady, he lets her walk first.
  • A woman should walk on the right hand side of a man.