Polish traditions

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Polish traditions

  1. 1. Polish Traditions
  2. 2. Christmas On the Christmas Eve, the Christmas tree is decorated. There are twelve dishes on the Christmas table like fish, borscht with dumplings , cabbage and mushrooms or noodles with poppy seeds. We put hay under the tablecloth.
  3. 3. The Christmas Eve supper begins with giving your family best wishes and sharing the wafer with them. Children believe that Santa Claus or Father Christmas brings them Christmas gifts. On the Christmas Eve supper Children look for the first star in the sky and then they unpack gifts. Mangers are made at schools
  4. 4. Easter On The Palm Sunday we go to church with palm trees (made ​​out of willow twigs or boxwood, decorated with flowers, herbs or colorful feathers) so that the priest can bless them.
  5. 5. On Saturday we go to church with a basket full of food to be blessed by our priest. We usually fill up the basket with Easter eggs (decorated eggs) bread , lamb shape butter ,salt ,pepper, sausage, yeast cake. We decorate baskets with sprigs of boxwood.
  6. 6. On Sunday and Monday the whole family eat Easter breakfast..
  7. 7. On Easter Monday people spill water over each other.
  8. 8. The first day of spring On the first day of spring people make a straw figure representing winter, which is symbolically drowned in celebration of the coming spring.
  9. 9. November 1st On this day people go to the graves of their loved ones, they light candles and decorate the graves with wreaths and flowers .
  10. 10. St Andrew’s Eve On this day people have lots of fun trying to predict the future.

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