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Monday, May 07, 2007


Today, matura students are sitting their English exam. In recognition of the Polish sense of occasion, all these 18 years olds (who are going to spend hours sitting in an exam room sweating and writing) dress up in new suits. I get buying a fancy dress for a post-exam party. But for the exam? I dunno, some things about this country's traditions I just don't get.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

they don't wear a "fancy dress" ,just something like a british school uniform ;)

12:33 pm  
Blogger Krista said...

Apparently this a fairly common procedure in Belgium as well...

It sounds charming to me, though. Any excuse to dress up...

3:47 pm  
Blogger Becca said...

Oh nice dig anon, but that's the thing. Buying a fancy dress for a party is understandable, but buying a smart suit, to sit in to write an exam is a little less understandable.

Charming, yes maybe. But I'm thinking of the poor kids' comfort! :)

6:48 pm  
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4:25 pm  
Anonymous Emjay said...

You buy your suit for the ball 100 days before the matura. Good thing - every suit has a lot of pockets... for pencils obviously.

4:31 pm  

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