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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bruderszaft...a Polish toasting tradition

Did you know? In Poland, "Bruderszaft" is a fraternal toast, a sealing of comradeship and declining it can be seen as an insult. Relationships become more cordial after this ceremony and people graduate to using first name of each other. ...Bruderszaft is two people raising toasts simultaneously with arms interlocked and downing their drinks together. Then the ceremonial kisses on the cheek follow. Would love to hear if any of you have any memories of your grandparents or great grandparents doing this. Please post your stories.

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