Special food
for special occasions
in Poland
Primary School nr 8 in Chrzanów,
Poland
Activity for the Comenius Meeting in
...
During Advent (a time of waiting for the
celebration of the Nativity of Jesus) we bake
the Christmas piernik (gingerbread).
Pierniki are made in a variety of
shapes, including hearts, animals,
and St. Nicholas figures. Old
traditional decorations...
Christmas time
Wigilia, the Christmas Eve Supper –
24th December
In Poland, Christmas Eve is a day first of feasting
Christmas. The Wigil...
Opłatek
The supper begins with the breaking of
the opłatek. Everyone at the table
breaks off a piece and eats it as a symb...
12 dishes
A tradition exists among many families to serve twelve
different dishes at Wigilia symbolizing the Twelve
Apostl...
There is no red meat served but fish,
usually carp. The supper, which includes
many traditional dishes and deserts, can
so...
„Barszcz” and „uszka”
A traditional Christmas meal in
Poland includes (beetroot
soup) with uszka (ravioli)
CARP
The second traditional dish is fish - carp
Carp provides a main component of the
Christmas Eve meal across Poland: fr...
Universal Polish Christmas foods are pierogi
Our teacher Mrs Henia Feć is
teaching how you should
prepare „pierogi” for Christmas
Eve
For Wigilia herring dishes are also
very popular
Bread
or noodles with poppy seed
(kluski z makiem)
Saint Valentine’s Day
Breakfast for people in love
Saint Valentine’s Day
One week before Lent
on „fat” Thursday
People eat a lot of doughnuts
or carnival cakes.
DISHES FOR LENT
Babka – Easter sponge cake
Easter - Mazurek
1. No meat if you are 14 or older
Fish is permitted, as are eggs, milk, cheese,
etc. But no chicken, steak or hamburgers -...
2. Fasting if you are 18 to 59
Those between the ages of 18 to 59 are
expected to fast. This doesn't mean eating
nothing, ...
However, there are some exceptions to these
rules. Those who are sick, pregnant or
nursing; those who perform manual labor...
During Lent, Catholics are to abstain from
meat on Fridays as well.
Christmas Eve
On Christmas Eve Catholics shouldn’t
eat meat.
But they can eat fish.
Thank You for watching 
Activities for the meeting in Bulgaria were prepared by Students from
Primary School nr 8 in Chrz...
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
Special food for special occasions Poland
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Comenius 2011-2013, project: An extra place at table or know each other through food", the fifth meeting in Bulgaria, March 2013, presentation by Polish Comenius team from Primary School nr 8 in Chrzanów, Coordinator: Bernadetta Utzig

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Special food for special occasions Poland

  1. 1. Special food for special occasions in Poland Primary School nr 8 in Chrzanów, Poland Activity for the Comenius Meeting in Bulgaria 12th-17th March 2013
  2. 2. During Advent (a time of waiting for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus) we bake the Christmas piernik (gingerbread).
  3. 3. Pierniki are made in a variety of shapes, including hearts, animals, and St. Nicholas figures. Old traditional decorations include handmade stars, decorated eggshells, colorful paper garlands.
  4. 4. Christmas time
  5. 5. Wigilia, the Christmas Eve Supper – 24th December In Poland, Christmas Eve is a day first of feasting Christmas. The Wigilia feast begins at the appearance of the first star. On that evening, children watch the sky anxiously hoping to be the first to cry out, "The star has come!" Only after it appears, the family members sit down to a dinner table.
  6. 6. Opłatek The supper begins with the breaking of the opłatek. Everyone at the table breaks off a piece and eats it as a symbol of their unity with Christ. They then share a piece with each family member.
  7. 7. 12 dishes A tradition exists among many families to serve twelve different dishes at Wigilia symbolizing the Twelve Apostles, or perhaps, an odd number of dishes for good luck.
  8. 8. There is no red meat served but fish, usually carp. The supper, which includes many traditional dishes and deserts, can sometimes last for over two hours.
  9. 9. „Barszcz” and „uszka” A traditional Christmas meal in Poland includes (beetroot soup) with uszka (ravioli)
  10. 10. CARP The second traditional dish is fish - carp Carp provides a main component of the Christmas Eve meal across Poland: fried carp, carp fillet, carp in aspic etc.
  11. 11. Universal Polish Christmas foods are pierogi
  12. 12. Our teacher Mrs Henia Feć is teaching how you should prepare „pierogi” for Christmas Eve
  13. 13. For Wigilia herring dishes are also very popular
  14. 14. Bread
  15. 15. or noodles with poppy seed (kluski z makiem)
  16. 16. Saint Valentine’s Day Breakfast for people in love
  17. 17. Saint Valentine’s Day
  18. 18. One week before Lent on „fat” Thursday People eat a lot of doughnuts or carnival cakes.
  19. 19. DISHES FOR LENT
  20. 20. Babka – Easter sponge cake
  21. 21. Easter - Mazurek
  22. 22. 1. No meat if you are 14 or older Fish is permitted, as are eggs, milk, cheese, etc. But no chicken, steak or hamburgers - animal organs and meat should be avoided.
  23. 23. 2. Fasting if you are 18 to 59 Those between the ages of 18 to 59 are expected to fast. This doesn't mean eating nothing, however; rather, it means eating less than usual. You should eat one full meal and two smaller meals that, combined, equal less than the main meal. Snacking and eating between meals are not allowed.
  24. 24. However, there are some exceptions to these rules. Those who are sick, pregnant or nursing; those who perform manual labor; and those who have other physical or mental health limitations do not have to fast and may eat meat if necessary.
  25. 25. During Lent, Catholics are to abstain from meat on Fridays as well.
  26. 26. Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve Catholics shouldn’t eat meat. But they can eat fish.
  27. 27. Thank You for watching  Activities for the meeting in Bulgaria were prepared by Students from Primary School nr 8 in Chrzanów, Poland: Presentation and film prepared by students: Janek Filipski and Aleksander Potocki and the teachers: Bernadetta Utzig Henryka Feć Anna Oprządek (there ‘s also Polish film „Special food for special occasions”
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