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Christmas in poland

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Presentation about Christmas in Poland :) Hope you enjoy it :) Merry Christmas!!!

Presentation about Christmas in Poland :) Hope you enjoy it :) Merry Christmas!!!

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  • 1. CHRISTMAS IN POLAND
  • 2. MIKOLAJKI – SANTA CLAUS DAY
  • 3. BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • 4. CHRISTMAS TREE
    • It is decorated with tinsels, lights and glass balls. Gold, silver gold and white chains resembling long, silver and glittering hair is also hung on the tree and a star is placed on the top.
  • 5.
    • EMPTY PLACE
    • HAY
    • We put it under the white
    • table-cloth on the table where we have Christmas supper.
    • It is a symbol of a place where Jesus was lying after his birth, a shed and hay.
    We also leave an an additional seat for any stranger that would come to ask for shelter on that day and commemorate the members of family who passed away.
  • 6. FIRST STAR
    • It is the symbol of the first star, which appeared when Jesus was born.
    • Thanks to it, the shepherds and Three Kings could reach the place of the savio u rs' birth.
    • We wait for the first star which will appear in the sky at Christmas Eve . When it shines, then, according to tradition, we can sit down
    • at the Christmas table and share the wafer. 
  • 7. WAFER
    • This is just a thin piece of crunchy wheat flour and water.
    • There are Christmas scenes on it.
    • The tradition of sharing
    • bread derives from pagan
    • traditions.
    • Now it is a Christian custom, and we share the wafer before the Christmas supper.
    • When we give wishes to each other, we shall forgive all the faults, and sit at the table with clear hearts.
  • 8. CHRISTMAS FOOD
    • The traditional Christmas Eve supper consists of twelve dishes representing the twelve months of the year. No meat is served during the supper, only fish, usually herring, carp or pike.
  • 9. T raditional dishes appearing on the table include :
  • 10. PASTRY
  • 11. PRESENTS
    • After the supper, children check the presents under the Christmas tree.
  • 12.
    • After the meal, the candles on the Christmas Tree are lit and people eat, talk and sing carols .
  • 13. Children sometimes dress up as characters from the Christmas story and go carol singing.
  • 14. Christmas Eve is finished by going to Church for a Midnight Mass called PASTERKA (SHEPARDS’ MASS) .
  • 15. NATIVITY SCENES
  • 16. NATIVITY PLAYS
  • 17. SUPERSTITIONS
    • Animals are said to talk in a human voice and people have the power to tell the future.
    • "As goes Christmas Eve, goes the year." Hoping for a good 12 months, everyone was polite and generous to one another and forgave past grievances.
    • After dinner, young woman/girls leave the house, and the direction of the first dog bark points to where their future husband will come from.
    • If the first person to enter a house on Christmas Eve was a woman, it was a bad omen . It was a good sign when a man was the first to cross the threshold of the house.
  • 18. NEW YEAR’S EVE