Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Poles in the Air

Na Zdrowie!

I've seen many and know about a few other Polish wedding traditions, but I've never heard of the one in which the groom is thrown into the air to land on his head.
The groom's sister-in-law told Niles police that friends were throwing the man up in the air as part of a "traditional dance" when they failed to catch him, causing him to fall to the ground. The incident reportedly occurred during an Oct. 9 reception at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 N. Milwaukee.
While I can't speak to the authenticity of the fling him around till he's injured I can attest to the quality of the food at The White Eagle in Niles. So, if you chance to be driving on Milwaukee Ave stop and sample the classic Polish Cuisine.

1 comment:

ran said...

What the??? No remarks about brownshirts, slavemasters, etc.? Sure, White Eagle rocks, but there has to be some connection to Republicans here...a man was injured after all. You're just not doing your research.

And yeah, I never saw a "traditional dance" that involves throwing the groom up in the air either.